I. Highway Planning, Management, Performance Evaluation & Instrumentation

2. PAVEMENT EVALUATION

Summary
Research works reported in the area of pavement evaluation relates to a variety of projects covering pavement failure investigations, and functional evaluation of pavements including laboratory evaluation of road construction materials.
Projects completed include evaluation of New Mangalore Port Trust (NMPT) road network and needed rehabilitation measures; impact assessment of rehabilitation works on overloading, vehicles speed, travel time and roughness (in terms of IRI) for some state highways of Uttar Pradesh (U.P); and evaluation of selected roads of NDMC and improvement measures. New projects initiated include impact of digging by public utility departments on urban roads and investigations to determine the likely causes for development of slippage and cracking on NOIDA-Greater NOIDA expressway and needed remedial measures.
SALIENT POINTS FOR DISCUSSION
1. Impact assessment of rehabilitation works.
2. Non-destructive tests for structural evaluation of pavements
3. Impact of digging by Public utility departments on deterioration of urban roads