By: Tyler D
Why were the Roman Roads Built
Materials Used to Build the Roads
First they would dig a trench where they wanted the road to go.Second at the bottom of the trench, the Romans put sand for a strong base.
Next put crushed rocks on top of that.
After that they added gravel in cement to make it even stronger.
Then added sand, gravek, and cement so the tiles on the road laid flat.
Finally paving stones formed the surface of the road. These were cut so they fitted together tightly.
On the sides of the roads the romans put ditches so the water would drain off into the ditches instead of staying on the roads.