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International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

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Development Of Optimum Maintenance & Rehabilitation Strategies For Urban Bituminous Concrete Surfaced Roads

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Dr Pardeep Kumar Gupta, Rajeev Kumar



Key words: pavement, maintenance and rehabilitation, strategy, cost, benefits, deterioration



ABSTRACT: In India, the road traffic volume has increased manifolds during the post-independence period. The traffic axle loading may also in many cases be much heavier than the specified limit. As a result of which, the existing road network has been subjected to severe deterioration leading to premature failure of the pavements.In such a scenario, development of the effective pavement management strategies would furnish useful information to ensure the compatible and cost- effective decisions so as to keep the existing road network intact. The pavement deterioration models can prove to be an effective tool which can assist highway agencies to forecast economic and technical outcome of possible investment decisions regarding maintenance management of pavements. The optimum maintenance and rehabilitation strategies developed in this study would be useful in planning pavement maintenance strategies in a scientific manner and ensuring rational utilization of limited maintenance funds. Once this strategy for urban road network is implemented and made operational; this would serve as window to the other urban road network of different regions.



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