The Road Pavement is the portion of the road located directly above the subgrade, and beneath any wearing surface. In urban areas it is often bordered by kerb & channel, and in rural areas by road shoulders. It is typically constructed from compacted imported material such as crushed rock.
That portion of a road designed for the support of, and to form the running surface for, vehicular traffic. - Glossary of Austroads Terms
Types of Pavements
There are two main types of road pavements; flexible pavements & rigid pavements
The useful life of a road pavement will depend on a number of factors including soil conditions, the material it is made from, its thickness, its surface type and climate.
External Links & References
- Glossary of Austroads Terms
- Queensland Main Roads Pavement Design Manual
- USQ Pavement Design Course Notes
- Pavement Guide Interactive
- Assessing and Managing the Ecological Impacts of Paved Roads - Free online book
- Randwick City COuncil Road Pavement Asset Management Plan
- Shire of Barcoo Road Pavement Construction Photos