Conservación de caminos sin pavimentar = L’entretien des routes non revêtues

This synthesis presents the most effective work methods and procedures for individual maintenance operations of unpaved roads, as well as guidelines for the planning, scheduling, and control of maintenance programs. The synthesis, which is directed towards administrators as well as field engineers, discusses some of the problems commonly experienced by developing countries in attempting to carry out road maintenance programs. Typical maintenance functions normally required for unpaved roads are outlined. Typical practices of highway agency organizations for road maintenance, including general authorities and responsibilities at the various organizational levels, also are discussed. Various management practices for planning, budgeting, and controlling maintenance programs are outlined, with special emphasis on practical applications in developing countries. The effective utilization of tools and equipment, and the management of fleets of mechanized equipment are explored. Detailed descriptions are provided of generally accepted work methods for individual maintenance activities. Alternative approaches are presented for work methods using mechanized equipment and for methods involving principally hand tools and labor.


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  • Accession Number: 00316382
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Contract Numbers: AID/OTR-C-1591, Project 931-1116
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Oct 8 1980 12:00AM