The Guidelines synthesize the knowledge and experience developed under the Rural Road Surfacing Research (RRSR), Rural Road Surfacing Trials (RRST) and other initiatives to develop and improve the maintenance of the rural road infrastructure in Vietnam. The Guidelines also draw on international experience and specifically the PIARC (World Road Association) International Road Maintenance Handbook.
It is anticipated that these Guidelines will be in provisional format until the results of the planned monitoring of the RRST trial pavements have been obtained and the recommendations can be refined based on that experience.
The Guidelines provide within a single document, recommendations and material for potential inclusion in future editions of the national maintenance handbooks regarding:
• Maintenance procedures for an agreed list of paving types,
• Draft Cost Norms to cover the above procedures,
• Clear illustrated step-by step descriptions of maintenance procedures,
• Advice and comment on the links between condition monitoring and consequent maintenance programmes.
Intech Associates; TRL. SEACAP 1. RRST Guidelines: Recommendations for maintenance. Technical guidelines for rural roads. (2007) 53 pp.