THE DEVELOPMENT OF BUMPMETER INTEGRATOR COUNTS IN THE YEARS 1982-1986 ON 10 MAIN ROAD STRETCHES

BUMPMETERTALLETS UDVIKLING PAA 10 HOVEDLANDEVEJE I AARNE 1982-1986

The development in bumpmeter integrator counts (BIC) is followed on 10 main road stretches over a period of five years. The rise in BIC is a result of traffic and maintenance. Even though water drainage is better in towns and villages than in rural areas, the evenness is not as good in towns as in rural areas. The functioning period of wearing courses is shorter in municipal than in rural areas. A structurally sufficient road will keep a high level of evenness until ruts have to be relevelled in preparation for the laying of a new wearing course. If patching is made by hand, evenness will deteriorate drastically. The loss in comfort for the users can be expressed in higher user costs. Poor patching increases the user costs to such an extent that the costs -over a period of a few years -are comparable to the price of a new wearing course. Therefore, the author recommends to give evenness a high priority in the choice of repair methods, especially in situations where there is a shortage of funding for road maintenance. (Author/TRRL)

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    Statens Vejlaboratorium

    Elisagaardsvej 5, Postbox 235
    Roskilde,   Denmark 
  • Authors:
    • NIELSEN, S
  • Publication Date: 1987

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  • Accession Number: 00492916
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 202
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1990 12:00AM