The development of a road rating system for maintenance and rehabilitation programming in Australia

A road condition rating system is a tool which quantifies, through the use of rating indices, the evaluations currently performed as 'engineering assessments'. This tool aids the engineer in handling a broad field of data at a number of stages and management levels in the preparation of a road maintenance and rehabilitation program. This paper outlines the development of such a rating system based on a study of overseas practice. A method of incorporating such a system within established Australian road management frameworks is proposed. Several different inspection techniques have been investigated in field trials undertaken by the authors in Tasmania and Victoria. A well defined inspection procedure is now available for further trials. It is recommended that a road condition rating system (rcrs) be introduced to road management systems in order to improve maintenance strategies, information feedback and the engineer's prediction of the performance - life relationship of roads subject to particular maintenance and rehabilitative treatments. It is suggested that the introduction of an rcrs will in the future enable advances in performance modelling for economic analysis, design, specification and construction techniques.


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  • Pagination: 28P

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  • Accession Number: 01439614
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 10:25PM