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Best Management Practices of Reverting Paved Roadways to Granular Surfaced Roads
A widespread shortage of Federal, State, and
local funding and decreasing revenues are forcing road departments to tear up
failing pavements. Because of the lack of funds, these pavements are being
reverted back to granular surfaced roads. Local road departments are the most
affected by the funding shortfall, as can be evidenced by the increasing number
of news media coverage of the practice. However, several State Departments of
Transportation are also beginning to revert some of their rural routes to
gravel. With the costs of maintenance and rehabilitation or re-construction of
aging infrastructure and pavements increasing, continuously shrinking budgets, and
increasing loads from agricultural, energy, and freight loads, the practice of
reverting pavements to gravel will continue to grow.
To gather the state of the practice on reverting
pavements to granular surfaced roads.
Identify the best management practices on the
process of removing pavements and replacing with granular surfaces to assist practitioners in decision-making.
|Sponsoring Committee:||AFB30, Low-Volume Roads
|Index Terms:||Gravel roads, Highway maintenance, Pavement maintenance, Low volume roads, |
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