The latest reports from TRL (Transport Research Laboratory) include a series of documents on reducing congestion, testing networks' resilience to climate change and pavement disintegration.
Of key interest to Transport Network readers (especially those working at the Treasury) these documents come in four parts together with a summary.
The research provides analysis of Road Plating, Temporary Backfill, Rapid Cure Concrete and other techniques that could help to reduce the congestion caused by road and street works.
It also provides a toolkit of options for reducing congestion to be considered by road authorities, utility companies and contractors when planning roadworks.
Also of interest are two documents on the resilience of transport networks to climate change including information on how to develop methods of quantitatively assessing a networks' resilience.
Finally there is a research document on pavement surface disintegration and how to detect changes in texture condition.
See full reports here:
Reducing congestion from road works: Overview summary document I Carswell and B Collis
Reducing congestion from road works: Part 1 Use of road plates RW Jordan, N Anderson, C Sadat-Shafaee, B Meitei
Reducing congestion on the road network: Part 2 Use of temporary backfill I Carswell, RW Jordan, C Sadat-Shafaee
Reducing congestion on the road network: Part 3 Early strength gain (rapid cure) concrete for reinstatements JC Nicholls and JM Prime
Reducing congestion from road works: Part 4 Other techniques JC Nicholls
Detection of changes in pavement texture condition using high resolution 3D surface measurements Research into pavement surface disintegration: Phase 2 - Task 2 S McRobbie (TRL), J Iaquinta (TRL), J Kennedy (Jacobs), A Wright (TRL)
Assessing the resilience of transport networks to climate change: Data collection S Reeves, K Avery, N Paulley, P Sivell
Assessing the resilience of transport networks to climate change: Selecting a study corridor S Reeves, K Avery, N Paulley, P Sivell