As part of its capacity building programme in Malawi, AFCAP provided technical support, in the form of Low Volume Sealed Roads (LVSR) specialists, to assist the Roads Authority with the implementation of the roads component of the Agriculture Sector Wide Approach – Support Project (ASWAP-SP) funded by the World Bank. The five ASWAP-SP projects selected for upgrading to a LVSR standard (total length of 40 km) present a wide variety of engineering challenges and require different solutions in terms of pavement design, materials utilisation and surfacing to tailor the design cost-effectively to the natural and operational road environment. In this regard, the key finding is that the preliminary project designs need to be enhanced in various respects along the lines suggested in this design review report in order to arrive at the most appropriate design for each road.
Pinard, M.; Hongve, J. Use of the DCP Pavement Design Method for Low Volume Sealed Roads in Malawi. AFCAP, Wantage, Oxfordshire, UK (2014) 52 pp.