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Why?

Minimize the failure of pavement


Safety for the road users.

Causes of Pavement failure


Defective quality of material,
Defective construction methodologies and quality

control Inadequate surface or subsurface drainage Increase in magnitude of wheel loads Increase in number of load repetitions due to increase in traffic volume. Heavy rainfall, soil erosion, high water table, frost action

Classification of Maintenance Works


Routine maintenance/repairs: Filling up pot holes; patch repairs, cross slope, side drain, road signs, Periodic maintenance: Renewals of wearing course of pavement surface and preventive maintenance Special repairs: Strengthening of pavement structure or overlay construction, reconstruction of pavement, widening of roads, repairs of damage due to floods, addition of islands, signs,