Translation of roadbed in Spanish:


firme, n.

Pronunciation /ˈroʊdbɛd//ˈrəʊdbɛd/


  • 1

    firme masculine
    • Culverts - metal, plastic or concrete pipes installed under roadbeds to channel runoff - are not always the best solution for drainage, but they are common and sometimes necessary.
    • They begin beneath the roadbed where subsurface water meets the advancing frost line and forms a layer of ice, called a lens.
    • A minority of these roads, although listed with a carriageway of constant thickness, may have had a similar surface profile, provided the roadbed on which they were formed had a central camber.
    • Extant contracts do not give information about the profile of the roadbed except that it was not to be below the level of the adjacent ground.
    • Add such attachments as scarifiers, and graders can even tear up old roadbeds.
    • Concrete from the demolition of the site's previous buildings was reused in roadbeds.
  • 2US

    (of road)
    calzada feminine
    • Sections of the roadbed where erosion and poor landscaping along steep grades create a safety concern will also be reinforced or shored-up.
    • The board said it believes someone crept down to the dusty roadbed after the last vehicle went by and dug in a mine to catch the next passing vehicle.
    • The roadbed looked like it was made from rectangular white building stones, grouted together carefully, that had been grossly discolored.
    • These carefully concealed elevators, built within the highway tunnels located in Portland's West Hills, will have the capacity to lift both vehicles and helicopters to the highway roadbed.
    • On our left, a sheering ledge cut off the roadbed.
    • Petroleum emulsions work for dust suppression, particularly on dirt roadbeds and shoulders in arid areas.
    • Officials said that three storms in the last two months collapsed roads and destroyed roadbeds in the park.
    • Because the melted water cannot drain into the frozen subsoil, the upper lifts of a roadbed become saturated and the road's load bearing capacity is greatly reduced.
    • The total area of land being acquired is 141.26 Ha, consisting of 122.42 Ha agricultural land, 10.32 Ha forestry and 8.52 Ha of roadbed.
    • Shade helps protect the road from drying out in times of low precipitation; roots stabilize the roadbed.
    • Road damage starts when buses and other heavy vehicles over a certain weight threshold cause the roadbed to flex and crack.
    • Repairs are now underway on the roadbed where the pipe burst.
    • As the water drops, submerged trees, rocks, even old roadbeds break the surface or, worse, lurk just below it, waiting to bust a prop or bend a shaft.