In recognition of the need for regional wheel load surveys of country roads used mainly by locally generated traffic, wheel load surveys on roads in 4 land use types were undertaken. The land use types are: a typical fully developed dairy area; a typical sheep area and/or cattle area; a typical horticulatural area; and a typical timber milling area. It was considered that the surveys in each region should cover through-roads in groups 3, 4 and 5 of the "guide to Design of Rural Roads" with, if possible, some surveys being related to main routes serving dairy factories, fertilizer works, and other factories or stockyards. The execution of the project is outlined, and the results are summarized in an appendix. Conclusions based on the study are presented.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Roads Board, New Zealand

    Road Research Unit
    Wellington,   New Zealand 
  • Authors:
    • Cumberworth, I R
    • Van Barnevald, D
  • Publication Date: 1973

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Tables;
  • Pagination: 27 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00260044
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: RRU Bull No. 19
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 5 1974 12:00AM