Road maintenance: a political expediency or an engineering competency?
This paper draws on the knowledge of the past twenty five years, gleaned from providing road maintenance planning to both government and industry, highlighting mistakes and misconceptions to illustrate the vital components of a successful system that will return either an improved serviceability for the same costs or the current serviceability for reduced cost. A road maintenance management plan is a legal document. It creates a defence for a road authority to prove that it has taken reasonable care in all circumstances to inspect, maintain and repair a road to an appropriate standard within its budget and resources. Engineering is the critical element in the process of road maintenance. Without this element maintenance management will either fail or provide solutions that are misleading at the best and life threatening at the worst. (a) For the covering entry of this conference, please see ITRD abstract no. E214156.
- Publication Date: 2003
- Pagination: 12P
- ANNUAL NZIHT/TRANSIT NZ/LOCAL GOVERNMENT NZ SYMPOSIUM, 6TH, 2003, WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND NEW ZEALAND ROADING SYMPOSIUM, 20033
- Publisher: NEW ZEALAND INSTITUTE OF HIGHWAY TECHNOLOGY (NZIHT)
- TRT Terms: Benefit cost analysis; Conferences; Maintenance; Planning; Policy; Roads
- ITRD Terms: 8525: Conference; 226: Cost benefit analysis; 2755: Highway; 3847: Maintenance; 143: Planning; 173: Policy
- Subject Areas: Highways; Maintenance and Preservation; Planning and Forecasting; Policy; I10: Economics and Administration; I61: Equipment and Maintenance Methods;
- Accession Number: 01043132
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: ARRB
- Files: ITRD, ATRI
- Created Date: Mar 6 2007 8:19AM