oa CSIR Science Scope - Road structures to benefit from slope management system : transport logistics

Volume 5, Issue 1
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In South Africa, the structural capacity of road pavements receives significant attention but little consideration is given to the road environment and associated structures. These include cuts (where earth is removed from a road over elevated or mountainous land to level the road) and fills (where earth is deposited to level a road in, for example, a valley). Cuts and fills are expensive structures with severe consequences in terms of mobility and access when failures occur and even the potential for loss of life and damage to property.

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