Road maintenance on national roads in England is divided into three general categories--structural, routine, and winter. The operational management of structural and winter maintenance is now well established, mainly because of the high cost and relative importance attached to those areas of activity. Less attention has been paid to the regulation of routine maintenance operations even though the need for consistency across the network is at least as important in this category as it is in the other two. Routine maintenance includes a wide range of different activities, and it was concluded that the best way to achieve a consistent approach would be to produce and implement a code of practice that would set out the procedures for and frequencies of inspections to determine what routine maintenance tasks need to be carried out and, in the case of cyclic operation, the frequency of execution and in some cases the manner in which they are to be performed. The code not only provides a fixed basis for the implementation and management of the work but also, in association with highway inventory data, provides a firm base for the allocation of funds for routine maintenance operations related to need rather than to the financial resources available. The historical background to and the justification for the code of practice are given and its scope, the preparation work involved, its contents, the peripheral management procedures brought into use with the implementation of the code, and the manner in which these relate to the component parts of a maintenance management system are described.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 36-40
  • Monograph Title: Winter and transit bus maintenance and highway maintenance management
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00453126
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309039088
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: May 31 1986 12:00AM