The purpose of this note is to supplement the maintenance system in use within the existing maintenance organisation. Guidelines are provided on: (1) the planning and organisation of maintenance activities; (2) assessment of requirements, which implies compiling an inventory of the road system, carrying out regular inspections of each road, knowledge of traffic conditions, knowledge of the soil, terrain and climate; (3) use of resources. An order of priorities is recommended and the total resource requirements for each operation in terms of materials, equipment and labour are estimated; (4) monitoring which comprises both field inspections and a desk review of the maintenance report. Appendix 1 lays out the field procedures for inventory and inspection, while Appendix 2 deals with traffic counts. (TRRL)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • The Third African Highway Maintenance Conference, Addis Ababa, September 1982.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)

    Wokingham, Berkshire  United Kingdom 

    United Nations

    Economic Commission for Africa, P.O. Box 3001
    Addis Ababa,   Ethiopia 
  • Authors:
    • Robinson, R
  • Publication Date: 1981

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 30 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00345708
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Overseas Road Note 1Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1982 12:00AM