Determination of Optimum Maintenance and Rehabilitation Strategies for Urban Semi Dense Bituminous Surface and Premix Carpet Roads
Pardeep Kumar Gupta1, Rajeev Kumar2
1Dr. Pardeep Kumar Gupta, Assoc. Prof. PEC University of Technology, Chandigarh, India.
2Rajeev Kumar, PhD Student, PEC University of Technology, Chandigarh, India.
Manuscript received on January 10, 2015. | Revised Manuscript received on January 25, 2015. | Manuscript published on February 28, 2015. | PP: 30-44 | Volume-4 Issue-3, February 2015. | Retrieval Number: C3716024315/2013©BEIESP
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Abstract: The road traffic has increased manifolds during the post-independence in India. The traffic axle loading may be much heavier than the specified limit in many cases. As a result of which, the existing road network has been subjected to severe deterioration leading to premature failure of the pavements. There is a dire need of developing a meaningful approach towards implementing the maintenance and rehabilitation schemes of the road network. 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 optimum maintenance and rehabilitation strategies applied 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.
Keywords: Introduction, Methodology Used, Application of Methodology, Conclusion & Recommendation.