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Operation and maintenance of gravel roads: a literature study
Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute.
1999 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Gravel roads form a large percentage of the road network in Sweden. The public road network under the jurisdiction of the Swedish National Road Administration has a total length of some 98,000 kilometres. About 22,000 km of this network consists of gravel roads. In addition, there are about 74,000 kilometres of private road and 210,000 kilometres of forest roads. The report describes the present position in the operation and maintenance of gravel roads. It presents a comprehensive literature survey of current and recent national and international research. It deals only with summer maintenance and focuses primarily on roads surfaced with aggregate. The following areas are treated in the report: - Definitions and terms regarding the operation and maintenance of gravel roads.- General description of the Swedish road network. - Major factors causing deterioration of gravel roads. - Technical requirements for Swedish gravel roads. - Factors, which influence the operation and maintenance of gravel roads. - Operation and maintenance methods. - Condition assessment of gravel roads. - Planning and evaluation of operation and maintenance measures.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: Statens väg- och transportforskningsinstitut, 1999.
VTI meddelande, ISSN 0347-6049 ; 852A
Keyword [en]
English, Sweden, Low cost road, Maintenance, Repair, Summer, Deterioration, Cost, Evaluation
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Infrastructure Engineering
Research subject
Road: Maintenance
URN: urn:nbn:se:vti:diva-4506OAI: diva2:673330
Available from: 2013-12-03 Created: 2013-12-03 Last updated: 2014-09-18Bibliographically approved

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