Author(s) : European Conference of Ministers of Transport
Publisher : OECD
Date : 2008
Pages : 186
Format : PDF
ISBN-10 : 9282101584
In most countries, the road network constitutes one of the largest community assets and is predominately government-owned. Road administrations must maintain, operate, improve, replace and preserve this asset while, at the same time, carefully managing the scarce financial and human resources needed to achieve these objectives.
Maintaining safe, comfortable and durable surfaces on heavily trafficked motorways and major roads has long been a major challenge to road owners and the operational units responsible for managing the construction and maintenance of their roads.
The issue of prolonged service life of road pavements has been a key concern for road professionals for more than a decade, heralded by the appearance of the term “long life pavements” as distinct from the term “durable” pavements, which has carried the notion of satisfactory pavement performance for many years.