Establishing deterioration models for local roads

The paper discusses the importance of deterioration models in any Pavement Management System (PMS) and the need across Australia to establish appropriate deterioration models for local roads, both sealed and unsealed, which better reflect Australian local conditions. ARRB Transport Research with the support of Austroads, IPWEA(Q), Local Government Association of Queensland and the Queensland Department of Main Roads is planning the establishment of a number of test sites on various local roads that reflect various climates, traffic types, soil conditions and methods of construction across Queensland. The sites are to be monitored over a minimum of five years, at the end of which deterioration models will be established and existing PMS deterioration models calibrated to better represent the performance of local road pavements. The paper also covers the various steps being undertaken to establish a nation wide deterioration model study for local roads across Australia and the progress to date in the other States.


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  • Pagination: 9p
  • Monograph Title: Riding the Wave to Sustainability: IPWEAQ 2002 State Conference, Noosa Lakes Convention Centre, 6 to 10 October 2002

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  • Accession Number: 01392581
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 23 2012 7:14AM