In the next 10 years, population and traffic density will rach a maximum in the Netherlands and other industrial countries of Western Europe. The need for an adequate policy for spending the available (and decreasing) funds for roads necessitates the development and application of objective criteria for maintenance and reconstruction of the existing road network. These criteria deal mainly with road-surface characteristics (safety and riding comfort), bearing capacity (strength)and durability of the pavement, and triffic safety. Quality criteria relating to road-surface characteristics and the condition of the pavement as a bearing layer are examined. In the Netherlands, such criteria are gradually being more systematically applied in judging priorities and making decisions on maintenance and strengthening of pavements. These criteria have been developed on the basis of measurements and research on the national road system carried out by the State Road Laboratory, especially during the past 25 years. An explanation is given of the methods of measurement, the interpretation of the results of testing and visual inspection of roads, and the way the data are used in developing and applying a system of rational pavement management practice. /Author/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Maps; Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 65-70
  • Monograph Title: Construction and quality control of pavements and structures
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00184213
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 03026814
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1978 12:00AM