A project for the “Design, Construction Supervision and Baseline Monitoring of Trial Sections on Low Volume Roads in Zambia” is being carried out under the AfCAP programme. The success of Zambia’s programme of sealing rural roads will depend on the adoption of pavement design standards, materials specifications and construction techniques that are appropriate to low volume roads (LVRs). This report describes the “experimental design” and the development of the research matrix based on the sampling and testing of in situ and locally available materials and the construction and monitoring requirements related to the implementation of two Trial sections that have been designed using the DCP DN method and incorporating three types of bituminous surfacing. It is anticipated that the outputs of the project will ultimately be used to improve local design practices for rural access roads.
This work is part of the Applied Research on Rural Roads and Transport Services through Community Access Programmes in Africa and Asia (AFCAP2 and AsCAP)
Paige-Green, P. et al, Rankin (2018). Design, Construction Supervision and Baseline Monitoring of Trial Sections on Low Volume Roads in Zambia, Experimental Design and Research Matrix Report. London: ReCAP for DFID.
Published 31 January 2018