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Title: Investigating the road maintenance performance in developing countries [conference]
Authors: Salih, Jamaa
Edum-Fotwe, Francis Tekyi
Price, Andrew D.F.
Keywords: Environmental impact
Performance indicators
Road maintenance
Users’ satisfaction
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
Citation: SALIH, J., EDUM-FOTWE, F. and PRICE, A., 2016. Investigating the road maintenance performance in developing countries. IN: Proceedings of ICSECM 2016: 18th International Conference on Structural Engineering, Construction and Management, Dubai, UAE, April 8 - 9, 2016.
Abstract: One of the most critical aspects of the management of road infrastructure is the type and scale of maintenance systems adopted and the consequences of their inadequacy. The performance of road maintenance systems can be assessed by a number of important indicators such as: cost, safety, environmental impact, and level of complaints by users. A review of practice reveals that insufficient level of expenditure or poor management of the road network often has serious consequences for the economic and social life of a country in terms of vehicle operating costs (VOC), travel time costs, accident costs and environmental impact. Despite an increase in the attention paid by global road agencies to the environmental and the road users’ satisfaction, the overwhelming evidence from the available literature agree on the lack of similar levels of attention for the two factors in many developing countries. While many sources agree that the road maintenance backlog is caused by either the shortage of expenditures or lack of proper management or both, it appears that managing the available assets particularly in the developing countries is the main issue. To address this subject, this paper will concentrate on exposing the various issues related to this field.
Description: This is a conference paper from the Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Structural Engineering, Construction and Management, Dubai, 8-9 April 2016. It was subsequently published as a journal paper in the World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology International Journal of Civil, Environmental, Structural, Construction and Architectural Engineering.
Version: Published
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/21179
Publisher Link: http://waset.org/publications/10004106/investigating-the-road-maintenance-performance-in-developing-countries
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