Developing a road asset management plan for urban roads
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The study was conducted on Lukuli, Hanlon and Mobutu roads in Makindye division. The main objective of the study was to develop a road asset management plan for urban roads. Distresses on the mentioned roads were measured to establish their extent and severity. Traffic counts and speed measurements were carried out to establish levels of service. Demand flows for Hanlon, Lukuli and Mobutu roads were determined as 2518 pcu/hr/ln, 2181 pcu/hr/ln and 1474pcu/hr/ln respectively. Measured speeds are 23.37 km/hr for Hanlon road, 16.78km/hr for Lukuli road and 23.07 km/hr for Mobutu road. The demand flow in pcu/hr/ln and measure speed (in km/hr) were used to establish the levels of service. All roads were found to be operating at a level of service F. The main interventions proposed to stop deterioration of the roads were patching, crack sealing and side drains repair. The maintenance tasks and their frequency are fully described in this report. Task standards for quality control are also given. An inventory of the available resources was prepared so as to compare to the required resources after which a financial analysis for both routine and periodic maintenance was done to establish needed funds and the sources of funds. Preparations and operations management to help the road authorities plan the works, procure, work instructions to get the maintenance works started and supervised is described. Monitoring and audit are explained fully to help the road authorities review each of the management activities of preparation and operations. Finally, observations, conclusions and recommendations to the road authorities for ensuring roads remain in an acceptable condition and management of maintenance works are given.