This report documents the installation and performance of a 1219 mm (48-inch) corrugated smooth lined polyethylene (HDPE) pipe installed during reconstruction of US 127 in Owen County. The pipe installed was manufactured by Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc., and is designated as ADS N-12. pipe.
The culvert was installed in a 6-meter (20-foot) high embankment. The culvert pipe was installed in two sequences. The first half of the structure was bedded and backfilled with No. 8 stone and the second half of the structure was bedded and backfilled with pipe sand (crushed limestone).
The pipe appears to be performing well. The average deflection is approximately 1.0 to 1.5 percent. The maximum deflection recorded was 2.5 percent.
Digital Object Identifier
Fleckenstein, L. John and Allen, David L., "Field Performance Report on 1219 MM HDPE Pipe on US 127, Owen County" (1998). Kentucky Transportation Center Research Report. 1324.