Road maintenance

Authored by: Robert A. Douglas

Low-Volume Road Engineering: Design, Construction, and Maintenance

Print publication date:  December  2015
Online publication date:  January  2016

Print ISBN: 9781482212631
eBook ISBN: 9781482212655
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As noted in Chapter 1, agriculture, business, commerce, and communications all depend heavily on low-volume roads. The roads must be well maintained or these functions will suffer. Trips to schools, shops, and hospitals all depend on well-maintained roads [14.1]. In addition, an efficiently managed road network is a requirement for successful trading countries. Vast quantities of agricultural, mining, and manufacturing products are carried by trucks on roads, and the expectation of users is that the roads will be maintained to cope with the inevitable deterioration. Further, there is the expectation that any disruption to service will be minimal during maintenance operations.

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