Road crews continue to work Monday at the new section of the U.S. 127 Albany Bypass in the Huntersville Community. According to one of the crew chiefs, lime is being added to the soil to make the ground more stable. The photo above shows the lime before it is mixed with the soil.

Posted May 22, 2013 at 2:06 pm


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According to the National Lime Association, lime can be used to treat soils in order to improve their workability and load-bearing characteristics in a number of situations. Quicklime is frequently used to dry wet soils at construction sites and elsewhere, reducing downtime and providing an improved working surface. An even more significant use of lime is in the modification and stabilization of soil beneath road and similar construction projects. Lime can substantially increase the stability, impermeability, and load-bearing capacity of the subgrade.