Prashant Kumar Azad, S.S. Jain, M. Parida, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, Yogesh U. Shah, Centre for Transportation Systems, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee.

Roads

Introduction

In any country, road network is the backbone of national development. India has about 4.3 million kilometer of road network which is one of the largest network in the world. This road network is carrying 85% of passenger and 65% of freight traffic. This large road network requires a huge amount to keep road network in good condition for passenger comfort and to minimize the loss in Vehicle Operating Cost. But, in case of National Highway, funds allocated for maintenance is only 60% of its requirement. Hence it becomes necessary that the prioritization of the road sector must be done on the basis of prediction of pavement performance so that requirement of fund may be projected well in advance and the available fund be utilized properly.
  1. Carrying out the pavement performance for flexible pavement which will be useful in developing pavement performance models.
  2. Develop Combined Pavement Condition Prediction Index (CPCI) for flexible pavement.
  3. Develop correlation between CPCI and age.

Methodology

In order to achieve the objective proposed in this study three national highway and one state highway section of hilly region in Uttarakhand, India has been selected. The required data of pavement condition was collected after conducting the pavement condition survey of the selected sections. Figure 1 shows the principal stage of the methodology.

Study Methodology
Figure 1: Study Methodology

Field Data Collection

The study requires collection of data which directly or indirectly meet the requirements of the pavement performance model development system and suggestion of maintenance alternatives suitable for each terrain conditions.

The following data has been collected for the present study.
  • Pavement history data
  • Road inventory data
  • Pavement condition data

Pavement History Data

The pavement history data includes the following details
  • Year of original construction and the specifications adopted
  • Crust thickness of each pavement layer
  • Maintenance inputs and the norms adopted
  • Year of strengthening and its specification
  • Year and specifications of last renewal course

This section of the article is only available for our subscribers. Please click here to subscribe to a subscription plan to view this part of the article.

Atasi Das, Assistant Vice President, G R Infraprojects, explains the concept of the Perpetual Pavement in India’s expressway constructions and its practical implementation with due consideration of layers, materials, and thicknesses

Read more ...

Dr. Rakesh Kumar, Senior Principal Scientist & Pankaj Goel, Senior Technical Officer, Rigid Pavements Division,CSIR-Central Road Research Institute (CRRI), New Delhi, give information on the Performance of Curing Compounds in Strengthening

Read more ...

The construction and maintenance of roads with flexible pavements in very cold regions where annual temperatures range between +30oC to -35oC has got its own challenges. The bitumen in the asphalt layer becomes hard at such low temperatures

Read more ...

The Bundelkhand site team achieved yet another feat on 15 Jan 2022 by completing 13 deck slabs of varying types in just 46 days. Therefore, it is a demonstration of exemplary display of overall project executing capabilities

Read more ...

Er. Devjyoti Paul, Project Manager & Er. Harpreet Singh, Chief Project Manager, B&SEC, share the technical and construction features of three bowstring girder ROBs, recently constructed under Package I & III of Purvanchal Expressway in the state of Uttar Pradesh

Read more ...

Use of Extruded Polystyrene Sheets (XPS) in the construction of the Zojila Approach Road has been especially effective as XPS is the most suitable, convenient, and cheaper solution for mitigating frost action on pavements, increasing the life of pavements

Read more ...

The Indian road network is the second largest globally, with a length of around 63.86 lakh km. The outbreak of the virus towards end-FY20 had created panic globally, leading to the temporary suspension of economic activity

Read more ...

Roads and Railways boost awards; tenders up marginally Overall tendering grew 5% YoY during H1FY22 Awarding activity grew at a 2-year CAGR of 22% in H1FY22 Infrastructure credit near all-time highs

Read more ...

There are many challenges being faced by the highway sector such as ensuring availability of construction materials and machinery, timely completion of projects, availability of trained human resources

Read more ...

Practical Recommendations for Construction of Longitudinal Joints in Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) Pavements Rajib B. Mallick, Ralph White Family Distinguished Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), Massachusetts, USA, and Veeraragavan

Read more ...

Plant and Equipment Determine Quality of Road Construction Road Infrastructure projects are time constrained; early completion of project entitles rewards while delays attract penalties. The plants and equipment being used determines the quality of the road

Read more ...

New Road Technologies & Smart Roads The exponential increase in the number of vehicles on roads has led to multiple traffic problems and associated risks, traffic congestions, etc., yet the roads, despite being arteries of modern

Read more ...

Designing roads and highways efficiently with the right materials will help achieve optimum construction cost, lower maintenance, and reduce life cycle costs. Ash from coal-fired thermal power

Read more ...

Rodic Consultants has emerged as a leader in the infrastructure consulting space with state-of-the-art engineering solutions, and a proven track record of timely completion of projects across sectors

Read more ...

Readymade Kandhal Pothole Patching Mix was adopted as Indian Roads Congress (IRC) Standard Specification IRC: 116-2014 for Readymade Bituminous Pothole Patching Mix Using Cut-Back Bitumen. All concerned

Read more ...

The Bundelkhand Expressway is a 296-km long, 4-lane wide (expandable to 6 lanes) access-controlled expressway in the state of Uttar Pradesh. It will connect Gonda village in Chitrakoot district with Agra–Lucknow

Read more ...

This case study briefly discusses the planning, design and construction of Package 3 of the Purvanchal Expressway. Package-3 of the Purvanchal Expressway is a 41.7km long section of the 340.82km long

Read more ...

Since the 1980’s billions of dollars have been invested in developing methods to make pavement design and construction more sustainable through the re-use of existing resources. This includes insitu recycling and

Read more ...

India has the second largest road network in the world, spanning a total of 5.89 million km, transporting 64.5% of all goods in the country. Nearly 90% of India's total passenger traffic uses the road network to commute

Read more ...

India generates nearly 26,000 tonnes of plastic waste every day, making it the 15th biggest plastic polluter globally. Discarded plastic waste litter the country’s roads, rivers and also form huge mounds in garbage

Read more ...

×
Sign-up for Free Subscription
'India Construction Week'
Weekly e-Newsletter on Construction Industry
Get the latest news, product launches, projects announced / awarded, government policies, investments, and expert views.