Highway Research Record

I.HIGHWAY PLANNING, MANAGEMENT, PERFORMANCE EVALUATION AND INSTRUMENTATION
2. PAVEMENT EVALUATION
ON GOING PROJECTS
Study on Riding Quality of Highway Pavements in Tamil Nadu

Date of Start: Annual continuous research scheme from out of state funds

Date of Completion, (Targeted / Actual)
Being a continuous research scheme from out of the funds of Government of Tamil Nadu, the study is in progress.
Highways Research Station, Chennai (R)

Present Status and Progress

Data is being collected periodically from NHs, SHs and MDRs of Tamil Nadu road net works.

Findings/ Conclusions
Data is periodically analysed for arriving at suitable correlations, between various pavement surfaces and the roughness values obtained through Bump Integrator. The results are reported to the concerned Divisions of Tamil Nadu Highways Department.

Recommendations
The results of the study obtained values will be used for further treatment of pavement surfaces for economical, safer and quicker flow of vehicles on the major roads in Tamil Nadu.