Rural road management in Botswana

Khan, Misbah Uddin (2012) Rural road management in Botswana. Proceedings of the ICE - Transport, 1-12. doi:10.1680/tran.10.00074

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Author Khan, Misbah Uddin
Title Rural road management in Botswana
Journal name Proceedings of the ICE - Transport   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0965-092X
Publication date 2012-11-13
Year available 2012
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1680/tran.10.00074
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Start page 1
End page 12
Total pages 12
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher I C E Publishing
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract This paper discusses the management of rural roads in Chobe in Botswana, which are mainly tertiary and access roads. These roads are low-volume roads and mostly gravelled. It was observed that the maintenance management of these roads was based on engineering judgement through visual inspection all over the country, without having any economic or technical analysis. Therefore, a comprehensive pavement management system for rural roads' maintenance is needed in Chobe and also in all the council areas of Botswana, which would consist of data collection, database, use of the Highway Development and Management Model to undertake efficient decision making project preparation, funding, implementation and feedback. A partial implementation of pavement management system in Chobe has been highlighted in this paper. The present analysis reveals that total demand for the road network in Chobe was 41·29 million pula, the backlog was 34·86 million pula and the first-year backlog demand was 20·63 million pula. Furthermore, the analysis found the long-term periodic maintenance strategy for the network at 6·43 million pula when there is no backlog. This huge backlog indicates that roads are not being maintained appropriately. The paper also estimates current road asset value in Chobe at 55·48 million pula. Finally, the paper recommends several solutions for the efficient preservation of road assets in Botswana.
Keyword Roads & highways
Transport management
Developing countries
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Additional Notes Ahead of print article - Available online: 13 November 2012

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