Earthworks and Road Construction Sequencing Quiz

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Which operation is one of the main activities in road construction?

Excavation to level

What is the purpose of carrying out earth works?

To provide a level terrace

What does the process of earth work involve?

All of the above

Which method is used to remove vegetation, soil, and any other decaying material during excavation?

Topsoil excavation

What is the purpose of carrying out earth works?

To provide a level terrace for drainage and camber

What is the main operation in the sequence of road construction?

Clearing and grubbing

What is the process of removing earth to form a cavity in the ground called?

Cavity formation

What is the method of excavating the top level of soil including vegetation and its root zone called?

Topsoil excavation

Study Notes

Road Construction

  • One of the main activities in road construction is excavation.

Earthworks

  • The purpose of carrying out earthworks is to prepare the ground for road construction.
  • Earthworks involve excavating, removing, and relocating soil, rock, and other materials to create a stable foundation for the road.

Excavation Methods

  • The method used to remove vegetation, soil, and any other decaying material during excavation is called stripping.

Key Terms

  • The main operation in the sequence of road construction is excavation.
  • The process of removing earth to form a cavity in the ground is called excavation.
  • The method of excavating the top level of soil, including vegetation and its root zone, is called stripping.

Test your knowledge on earthworks and road construction sequencing with this quiz! Learn about the main operations involved, including clearing, grubbing, excavation, and compaction. Challenge yourself to understand the importance of creating level terraces and longitudinal slopes for road construction projects.

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