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Salinity and Rising Water Tables: Risks for Road Assets
  • Publication no: AP-R246-04
  • ISBN: 0 85588 694 3
  • Published: 22 March 2004
This report documents work undertaken in relation to the Austroads Business Systems Project BS.A.N.523 Salinity and Rising Water-Tables - Risks for Network Asset management. The purpose of the project was to identify the potential impact of dryland salinity on construction and maintenance of the road asset. These impacts may require changes to the way road design, construction and maintenance is carried out if an acceptable service life is to be achieved, which in turn may lead to cost increases. This report is structured as follows: Part A provides some insight into how high water-tables and salinity are presently affecting road assets in Australia. Part B provides an overview of recent studies of damage
  • SALINITY AND RISING WATER TABLES — RISKS FOR ROAD ASSETS
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
  • TABLE OF CONTENTS
  • INTRODUCTION
  • PART A EXTENT OF THE PROBLEM AND AREAS AT RISK
  • PART B COSTS OF DRYLAND SALINITY
  • PART C GUIDELINES FOR SALINITY MANAGEMENT
  • PART D CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
  • BIBLIOGRAPHY
  • APPENDIX I USEFUL DEFINITIONS
  • APPENDIX IISALINITY AND ROADS QUESTIONNAIRE