study of the cost-effectiveness of grading unpaved roads in developing countries

by T. E. Jones

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Economically justified levels of road works expenditures on unpaved roads (英语) 摘要. Unpaved roads require periodic road works to maintain a certain road condition over time, comprising typically of routine maintenance, grading, spot regravelling, and regravelling . This shows average costs/mile for gravel road maintenance for one county. Note: * * Why is this an issue? Of the estimated 4 million miles of roads in the US, million are unpaved. That’s nearly half. Unpaved roads serve a valued purpose in our roadway system, but maintenance costs are significant. Road authorities always strive to reduce the maintenance costs of road infrastructure systems using various traditional methods of contract. Contracting out road maintenance to the private sector based on performance measures is an alternative solution to maintain road infrastructure in a cost-effective way and is named as Performance Based Maintenance Contracting (PBMC). Among the many reasons why trauma is so devastating in many low/middle-income countries are the inadequate systems of hospital and community-based emergency care in place in these countries– 17 Furthermore, often the roads used to transport trauma victims to hospitals are unpaved, few road safety regulations are in place,16, 18– 21 and.

[5] Jones, T. E, Robinson, R: Study of the cost-effectiveness of grading unpaved roads in developing countries. Research Report - Transport and Road Research Laboratory, , p [6] Heing Muellev: Hydrostatic Transmission and Control for Wheeled Vehicle. SAE   Rural roads constitute a significant proportion of the total road network in most developing countries. In so doing, they contribute significantly to poverty reduction, through the services they provide to the poor and to priority social and economic sectors, and through employment creation and the building of skills and capacities. the development of these rural areas. In order to properly utilize the scarce financial resources to develop the rural areas of the developing countries, evaluation for ranking of rural road projects is anutmost stage of the planning process. Evaluation of rural road projects is a systematic method for collecting, analysing and using information. volume roads found in the annual reports of selected Minneso ta counties. The effects of traffic volume and type of road surface on cost was included in the analysis. The second was the development of a method for estimating the cost of maintaining gravel roads, which is useful when requirements for labor, equipme nt and materials can be predicted.

Unpaved roads or lack of roads are more common in developing countries, and these can become impassible in wet conditions. As of , only 43% of rural Africans have access to an all-season road. other roads are unpaved). (ref: World Fact book, ) As seen in the chart above, the United States leads the world in total amount of roadways, which is approximately 30% more roadways than China currently has. France’s roads are paved and in better condition than U.S. roads, however, with 82% fewer roads, this statistic makes sense. ROADS construction in Nigerian has come a long way from when there was less than 3, kilometres of paved roads to a network currently in excess of , kilometres. Background. Infant and under-5 childhood mortality rates in developing countries have declined significantly in the past 2 to 3 decades. However, 2 critical indicators, maternal and newborn mortality, have hardly changed. World leaders at the United Nations Millennium Summit in September agreed on a critical goal to reduce deaths of children.

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A STUDY OF THE COST-EFFECTIVENESS OF GRADING UNPAVED ROADS IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES ABSTRACT Costs are determined for the maintenance of unpaved roads using motor graders, tractor/towed graders and tractor/mechanical drags based on field work in Africa.

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Typical values of maintenance equipment availability for developing countries are given and the effect that this has on the cost of. A study of cost-effectiveness of grading unpaved roads in developing countries By T.E. Jones, R Robinson and Crowthorne (United Kingdom).

Overseas Unit Transport and Road Research Lab. highway maintenance cost estimation modeling for developing countries: a case study of nigeria Article (PDF Available) October with 2, Reads How we measure 'reads'.

Unpaved roads require periodic road works to maintain a certain road condition over time, comprising typically of routine maintenance, grading, spot regravelling, and regravelling activities, which require planning and economic justification. A main concern in developing counties is defining a.

factors influencing gravel surface performance, compared to most developing countries. In the light of increasing speculation as to the long term cost-effectiveness of gravel surfacing in many locations in Vietnam, this knowledge gap is one that requires urgent attention and which has been addressed by the main RRGAP research.

Rehabilitation of Paved Roads 10 eriodic Maintenance of Paved Roads P 11 aveling of Unpaved Roads Regr 12 ummary Results S 12 ther Major Potential Drivers of Unit Rates O 12 ocation of Road Projects L 12 rigin of Contractors O 14 andlocked vs.

Seaboard Countries. 22 Jones, T.E. and R. Robinson. A study of the cost-effectiveness of grading unpaved roads in developing countries. Research Report 91 p,Crowthorne Berkshire: Oversea Unit Transport and Road Research Laboratory 23 Fan, S., D. Nyange, and N. Rao. Public investment and poverty reduction in Tanzania: evidence.

Unpaved roads are the major component of the road network in most developing countries and comprise a significant portion of the network even in highly developed countries such as the United States.

It is unlikely that the overall percentage of unpaved roads will decrease significantly n the foreseeable future and i.

for quantifying maintenance needs in developing countries. It is a complement to a larger study on road condition surveys and inspections published separately. The "Road Monitoring Manual" and the "Damage Catalogue" should help in improving maintenance practice and cost effectiveness of road maintenance operations in developing countries.

assistance for road development, 26 per cent of paved roads (some km) and 32 per cent of unpaved main roads outside of urban areas are in a "poor" condition and have already deteriorated to the point of needing reconstruction. Only around 30 per cent of the main road network is. Key material properties influencing unpaved road performance include the grading or particle size distribution, the fines content, the clay content, and the material shear strength.

These are determined from basic material indicator tests including: A grading. ROAD SURFACE Description Unpaved roads carry local traffic between rural lands and communities, and provide connecting links between paved collector roads.

More than 25 % of the roads in the Choctawhatchee, Pea, and Yellow River watersheds have an unpaved or gravel surface. Most of these roadways consist of sandy to sandy clay loam soil material.

A SURVEY OF RECENT RESEARCH ON MAINTENANCE CRITERIA AND THE DETERIORATION OF UNPAVED ROADS IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES. The overseas unit of the Transport and Road Research Laboratory has been studying the relationship between road maintenance and road deterioration under the action of traffic and climate as part of its research on the economics of maintenance, maintenance operations and road.

It is estimated that around a billion of the world's population do not have reliable all-season road access and, as a result, social and economic development is substantially constrained (Lebo and Schelling, ).In particular, rural communities in low-income countries (LICs) and low/middle-income countries (LMICs) rely completely on access to low-volume rural roads (LVRRs).

The objective of this study is to develop a long-term performance model to predict the service life of treated gravel roads. Fugitive dust emissions from 11 recently treated gravel roads located in five different counties in the state of Wyoming were measured periodically for 12 months.

Visual survey ratings of the 11 roads were taken each time. Understanding Road Cross Section Everyone involved in gravel road main-tenance must understand the correct shape of the entire area within the road’s right-of-way.

Figure 1 shows a typical cross section of a gravel road. If states have minimum standards or policies for low-volume roads, they must be followed. In order to maintain a gravel.

7 A COST AND QUALITY OPTIMISED MODEL FOR UNPAVED ROADS. DESIGN AND MAINTENANCE CRITERIA. Unpaved roads, i.e. gravel surfaced or earth roads have been in use in Namibia much longer than bitumen surfaced roads which represent a quite recent development if one considers that the first modern paved road came into being only in To improve this situation and to develop better understanding of the performance of gravel roads, this study was undertaken in six countries.

It was found that two material characteristics, namely plasticity product and grading modulus, had a major effect on the performance of gravel roads, and were found to predict the performance of gravel.

A wider range of material types. traffic volumes. and road geometries for unpaved roads was monitored in a major study sponsored by Brazil.

UNDP. and the World Bank. The study involved road costs in Brazil from to (5). Visser (6) developed from the data an exponenti;_il (conrnve) model. road managers, and resource specialists in most geographic areas to help build better, more cost-effective roads, and roads that minimize adverse environmental impacts and protect water quality.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) or U.S. Agency for International Development. Findings for the road sector The study sampled road projects, including 25 contracts to build new paved roads, 45 to rehabilitate paved roads, 8 to maintain paved roads, and 37 to regravel unpaved roads.

The sample is heavily skewed towards a single donor (Donor 1), but the sample is widely spread across countries. The. This note presents the Roads Economic Decision Model (RED) that performs an economic evaluation of road investments, and maintenance options, customized to the characteristics of low-volume roads, such as: high uncertainty of the assessment of traffic, road condition, and future maintenance of unpaved roads; periods with pass disruptions; levels of service, and corresponding road user costs.

Emissions from road traffic, industries, ships and unpaved roads significantly contribute to the PM load due to accelerated urbanization and industrialization (Offor et al., ;Orogade et al.

Effect on unpaved road con­ dition, of various roadway factors was also investigated separately. Grading Frequency The cost per mile for blading and grading alone for the four coun­ ties ranged from $49 to $ (Table 2).

The low annual grading costs Table 2 Unpaved Road Maintenance Cost/Mile in Study Counties COUNTY ACTIVITY UNIT B H j T. Roads: Geometric design and layout planning Chapter 7. ii and length of grade. For example, streets with a predominantly pedestrian function should ideally be flat, whereas - if movement includes provision for a To assist designers in developing some understanding of the.

In examining the impact of road transportation on the development of the study area, survey approach was adopted and data were collected through primary sources, which consisted of personal observation and questionnaire administration.

A number of factors were assessed using a. the planner to study the consequences of uncertainties in traffic forecasts or in the discount rate.

In developing countries, investment in rural and in­ terurban roads continues to represent a large part of national development programs. It is therefore important that decisions about such investments be.

Make Roads Safe: A New Priority for Sustainable Development focused attention on road improvements while referring to developmental challenges. The report argued that low-income countries could and should learn from the experiences of high-income countries but without having to imitate every step.

There are an estimated – km of unpaved resource roads in British Columbia. These roads are used for forest, mineral, and energy development, commercial and public recreation, and in some cases for access to private land holdings. This literature summary lists road effects on terrestrial and.• Unpaved roads constitute a significant portion of the national road infrastructure in both developed and developing countries • Due to exposure to traffic and environment, these roads experience continuous loss of gravel with the need for replacement at regular intervals • Otta seal as a surface treatment for low volume unpaved roads.the unpaved road network in the Winooski yielded estimates of sediment eroded from unpaved roads in excess of 40, metric tons and total phosphorus in excess of 15, kg.

Assuming these represent annual estimates, sediment production rates on unpaved roads equate to 31%.