The objective of the current study is to identify, define and demonstrate appropriate surfacing options as alternatives to the current gravel wearing courses on the steep hill sections of feeder roads in Ghana, and to offer sustainable solutions to address drainage and erosion problems experienced by those steep sections. Demonstration sections will be designed and a nominated contractor will construct the pavements using cost-effective machinery and labour-based methods. The sections will be monitored, and data will be collected for development of guidelines and specifications for steep slopes.
The work done during the inception phase and the project planning for subsequent tasks are summarised in this report. The report presents a suitable project site selected for the study, and viable research matrix of surfacing options to demonstrate in the project as well as some preliminary recommendations.
This project is funded by DFID under the Applied Research on Rural Roads and Transport Services through Community Access Programmes in Africa and Asia (AFCAP2 and AsCAP)
Anochie-Boateng, J., Debrah, A. (2017). Alternative Surfacing for Steep Hill Sections in Ghana - Phase 2 Inception Report. London: ReCAP for DFID.