ROAD MAINTENANCE CATEGORIES
Details of the 4 different categories of maintenance activities
LAMATA is carrying out are as follows:
1. Routine Maintenance
These routine maintenance works involve drainage clearing to
reduce flooding, road sweeping and cleaning, vegetation trimming
and haulage of disposable materials.
2. Recurrent Maintenance
This involves filling or sealing of cracks, repair of potholes,
treatment of swellings, depressions, etc on the roads.
3. Periodic Maintenance
The periodic maintenance works involve application of asphalt
overlays, reconstruction of walkways, road markings and
installation of concrete lined drains to control flooding. They
also involve some minor Traffic System Measures such as signage
and traffic light installation at some junctions.
4. Rehabilitation Maintenance
The rehabilitation works involve reconstruction of pavements and
application of an overlay of 50-millimetre thick hot rolled
asphaltic wearing course. They also involve the reconstruction
of drainage systems, kerbs and pedestrian walkways.
Given the fact that the kind of regulated and monitored
maintenance LAMATA is introducing is new and needs time to fully
imbibe, the performance of the contractors and consultants so
far has been satisfactory, although there is room for