Being a developed country, the road infrastructure of the USA states has deteriorated for the worst. Most of the road accidents are caused not by the driver’s fault but through bad pavements and roads such as open potholes and uneven pavements. Due to this reason, periodic pavement assessment by the civic authorities is essential. Timely intervention for safety can reduce several problems such as:
Development of Potholes
In winter and rainy weather, the pressure of ice on the roads and unceasing rainfall results in wear and tear of the pavements. The surface material begins to erode and develops potholes. These potholes are extremely dangerous because people use the pavements for walking and if the pavements are not smooth, commuting becomes worrisome. Moreover, in most of the countries, the pavements have special sanction to make them disabled – friendly but if there is no pavement assessment and the potholes are left open, anybody can become injured.
Most of the time, pavements are used for direction markings. Lane lies, shopping markings, and crossings are usually painted on the pavements and roads. Lack of periodic pavement assessment and improve can cause the markings to fade. Excessive pavement usage, change in temperatures, unkempt roads and other reason are the essential troubles. To maintain proper road decorum, managing the pavement from time – to – time is of utmost importance.
Pavement Debris Can Cause Injury
Littering, loose asphalt, half-done construction, and other debris pile up on the pavement and over time, it becomes a hurdle. Without pavement management software keeping track of pavement assessments, the debris can become the cause for potential injuries, accidents and sometimes, even death.
Therefore, it is necessary for government agencies or authorized civic agencies to periodically assess the pavements in every town and city. There are several tools and maintenance equipments available to do the restoration works, not only for safety, but also for a well-maintained pavement adds to the city ornamentation and appeal.