CHOICE OF PAVEMENT TYPE FOR ARTERIAL ROADS

ISBOR TIPA KOLOVOZNE KONSTRUKCIJE ZA MAGISTRALNE PUTEVE

The author considers the process of planning and designing roads which consists of several phases and which should include construction of the pavement itself. The procedure for choosing the most suitable type of pavement construction is illustrated in the paper by means of a block-diagram, which includes a large number of factors which influence the choice. It is very important to fix in advance what is required of the pavement in the course of time. To assess the state of rigid and of flexible pavements, the so-called "index of usability" may be taken, which diminishes in the course of time. Characteristics of concrete and asphalt pavements are compared and the strategy of pavement construction is considered. The selection of pavement type and specification is investigated by economic analysis, which must include all costs of preliminary investments, of construction, of strengthening and of obstructing traffic in the course of such strengthenings. It is important that such a comparison is made over a long enough period of time, otherwise the advantages of concrete pavements cannot be appreciated. (TRRL)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • From the Tenth Congress.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Savez Drustava Za Puteve Jugoslavije

    Kumudraska 257
    Belgrad,   Serbia 
  • Authors:
    • Maletin, M
  • Publication Date: 1978

Language

  • Serbian

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00309044
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 26 1980 12:00AM