A Multi-Criteria Pavement Management System for the Rural Road Network of Bangladesh

Shohel Amin, Luis Amador

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Abstract

Deterioration of rural roads due to the absence of an effective pavement management system has become a growing concern in Bangladesh. Since the allocation of government funds for maintenance operations is very negligible and foreign assistance for this purpose is very limited, unplanned and unsystematic maintenance operations cause serious deterioration of the rural road infrastructure. However, a well-planned maintenance operation must consider not only accumulated traffic loads and environmental exposure, but the social and economic benefits as well. The objective of this paper is to optimize maintenance operations of rural roads based on pavement condition and social benefits for the surrounding zones. A case study of the rural road network of the Gazipur district of Bangladesh is used to illustrate the proposed approach. The pavement performance modeling of the rural road network of the Gazipur district is based on the mechanistic modeling of roughness progression using the International Roughness Index (IRI). Social benefits of each road link were defined as a Rural Priority Indicator (RPI), which was calculated based on the hierarchy and centrality of rural functions and villages. This study
identifies CAD 3 million as the minimum annual maintenance budget by which the Pavement Condition Index (PCI) of the whole road network can be increased to 83%. The maximization of the total network condition and social benefits under this budget was applied to find the optimal strategic results for pavement management. This study provides a guideline for rural road maintenance operations in Bangladesh, which will enable the government to perform the maintenance operations systematically and
in a well-planned way within budget constraints.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCSCE 2013 General Conference Proceedings
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 29 May 2013
EventCanadian Society for Civil Engineering CSCE 2013 General Conference - Sheraton Centre, Montreal, Canada
Duration: 29 May 20131 Jun 2013
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ConferenceCanadian Society for Civil Engineering CSCE 2013 General Conference
Abbreviated titleCSCE 2013
CountryCanada
CityMontreal
Period29/05/131/06/13
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Rural roads
Pavements
Deterioration
Surface roughness
Computer aided design
Economics

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Amin, S., & Amador, L. (2013). A Multi-Criteria Pavement Management System for the Rural Road Network of Bangladesh. In CSCE 2013 General Conference Proceedings

A Multi-Criteria Pavement Management System for the Rural Road Network of Bangladesh. / Amin, Shohel; Amador, Luis.

CSCE 2013 General Conference Proceedings. 2013.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding

Amin, S & Amador, L 2013, A Multi-Criteria Pavement Management System for the Rural Road Network of Bangladesh. in CSCE 2013 General Conference Proceedings. Canadian Society for Civil Engineering CSCE 2013 General Conference, Montreal, Canada, 29/05/13.
Amin S, Amador L. A Multi-Criteria Pavement Management System for the Rural Road Network of Bangladesh. In CSCE 2013 General Conference Proceedings. 2013
Amin, Shohel ; Amador, Luis. / A Multi-Criteria Pavement Management System for the Rural Road Network of Bangladesh. CSCE 2013 General Conference Proceedings. 2013.
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