Road condition manual NSW

The New South Wales road condition manual is used to measure and record conditions throughout the road system and to describe standards. Measurement of condition involves comparison of the condition of road components, as observed, with standard situations described in the manual by photographs, short narratives and simple dimensions. Each component is compared with five standard levels of condition. To summarise condition, components may be assigned relative importance and then combined to produce a measure of overall road condition. Roads are examined in detail on a 10 per cent sample basis, a 100 metres length being examined at 1 km intervals. Some components such as culverts may be evaluated between the sample lengths. The number of 100 metre sample lengths per route km may be varied in special situations. Results will be used to compare the condition of roads, and groupings of roads, with the condition of the total road system and also to compare the change of condition of the total road system with time. The manual is designed for decentralised use by field personnel. A central rating group will be used for calibration. Condition reports will be provided in a variety of formats to suit the needs of the user (a).

  • Corporate Authors:

    New South Wales. Department of Main Roads

  • Publication Date: 1980-6


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 85P

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01437749
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 9:10PM