SUDAN ROAD SURVEY: THE FIELD INVENTORY AND ITS SUGGESTED MAINTENANCE OF LOW-VOLUME TRACKS

IN 1966 LOCKHEED AIRCRAFT INTERNATIONAL, INC., BEGAN A COMPREHENSIVE PLAN FOR UPGRADING THE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM OF THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE SUDAN. BECAUSE THERE WERE FEW HISTORICAL DATA, A FIELD SURVEY WAS UNDERTAKEN TO OBTAIN INFORMATION ON SOILS, DRAINAGE, AGGREGATE AVAILABILITY, AND VEHICLE OPERATING COSTS. THIS PAPER DELINEATES AND DISCUSSES THE PLANNING AND PROSECUTION OF THE SURVEY. PARTICULAR EMPHASIS IS PLACED ON SURVEY PROCEDURE AND RELATED PROBLEMS AND EVALUATION OF THE TECHNIQUE. SUGGESTIONS ARE MADE FOR FUTURE SURVEYS. A MAP OF THE BOUNDARIES AND THE CLASSIFICATION OF THE MAJOR SOIL GROUPS IN NORTHERN AND CENTRAL SUDAN ARE INCLUDED. IN THE PROCESS OF GATHERING DATA FOR THE LONG-RANGE TRANSPORTATION PLAN, DATA PERTINENT TO MAINTENANCE OF THE EXISTING SYSTEM WERE OBTAINED. THIS PAPER CONCLUDES WITH A DISCUSSION OF MAINTENANCE TECHNIQUES FOR EXTENDING THE USEFUL LIFE OF EXISTING TRACKS INTO THE RAINY SEASON, PROVIDING ALL-SEASON VEHICULAR TRANSPORT TO CENTRAL AND NORTHERN SUDAN.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 1-9
  • Monograph Title: Highway and bridge maintenance: operations, costs, and modeling
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00219163
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309021839
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1974 12:00AM