This Note describes the principal techniques used to maintain roads within a District in a developing country. Particular attention is paid to the planning and design aspects of the work, as it is in this area that the Engineer will make the largest contribution.The Note discusses the merits of using labour or equipment-based operations and examines the scope for using local contractors for maintenance work. The importance of safety during maintenance work is then discussed and each of the various maintenance techniques is described in turn.

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