26 May, 2009

Pavement Needs Some Attention

Pavement in good surface condition is very essential for safe travel to all road users. Sometime, after the road is open to traffic, signs of pavement failures started to appear may be due to several reasons. One of the reason is the quality of the material being used to construct the pavement. Thus, it is essential for the relevant authorities to carry out quality assurance check for all of the material being used and also in term of construction method being used for constructing the pavement.

The following picture shows pavement failure called rutting which is usually associated with subgrade failure or structural failure.

The following picture shows temporary patching of pothole where the materials are disintegrated due to the action of vehicle tyres. The loose materials is very dangerous to other road users especially motorcyclists.

The following picture shows pavement previously being patched and new pothole reappear. The reason of the failure is not being addressed properly causing similar failure appears at the same location. If left unattended, the potholes can cause serious accident to motorcyclists.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

i like this one, it happens every where ! Quality is a very important factor.