NAING, C.L. and HILL, J., 2003. Roadside infrastructure for safer European roads: D07 Summary of maintenance and operational procedures for roadside infrastructure. Project RISER, European Community
All task participants investigated the current maintenance and operation
procedures in their respective country with an interest on how these procedures
can be used in the understanding, monitoring, or improving roadside safety.
Participating organisations collected the current standards, guidelines and
similar documents and then a summary of the contents was provided to the task
leader. The current maintenance and operations practice for each country were
assessed by identifying the answers to the following set of questions:
• How often should inspections occur?
• How often should repair works occur (plus response times)?
• What are the criteria of component replacement?
• Who reports the need for maintenance?
• What are the maintenance procedures after a road accident?
• Where is the information recorded and stored?
• Are there training systems for those responsible for maintenance?
One goal was to identify a list of variables used in the maintenance activities
which could be exploited for the later activity of developing maintenance
guidelines related to safety. Costs related to maintenance activities were also
researched for different types of road infrastructure for the potential use in cost
benefit analysis activities.
This Project was funded by the European
Community under the ‘Competitive
and Sustainable Growth’