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Final Stages of Road Photos

image img_0181.jpgThe upper section of the road showing the effects of some soil erosion. This section will ultimately be concreted in. Currently this section does not have drainage. ergo the erosion effect on the side of the road is worse (that the section with drainage).

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The lower section of the road after completion of the subterranean drainage and drainage stations. Drainage runs along the left side all the way up. !@— image img_0184.jpg !@—

The lids for the drainage stations are poured in a wood frame around a wired rebar net. The stations are set approximately every 15 meters. !@—- image dsc21673.jpg !@—

This lid will be surrounded with foam to keep the outer frame from adhering to it. !@— image img_0136.jpg !@—

This is a maintenance drainage section. The rebar reinforced lid is set in foam so it can be lifted out. In this setting, only two of the stations are constructed to allow them to be run over (these two are in the upper road t. The others are set up from the ground about 30 cm. !@— image img_0146.jpg !@—

The maintenance stations on the side of the upper road joint are being reinforced (there is a rebar reinforced poured inner lip) which will allow them to be driven over after the metal pothole cover is manufactured and affixed. !@— image img_0174.jpg !@—

These were generally set in every 15 meters. They serve two purposes, to allow entry of water runoff, and for service, if necessary of the particular section of drainage. The lid is set up above ground level as they are not indented for vehicle traffic. !@— image dsc21638.jpg !@—

Covering a drainage section. Here the JCB covers over a drainage section. !@— image dsc21602.jpg !@—

A current shot showing some material erosion in the lower section. !@— image img_0188.jpga shot of some erosion on the lower road section. !@—

A shot of some erosion on the upper road section. !@— image img_0194.jpg !@—

Now it is just a matter of waiting until the end of the rainy season, about November, and considering follow up action. It is too soon to consider cement or asphalt (I wouldn’t go with asphalt here anyway) prior to the likely construction which is going to be taking place. So a patch will probably be in order.

As a point of reference, asphalting a road runs about 300 per square meter. Concrete (quality job) runs about 500 per square meter. A tarmac road such as this runs about 100 per square meter. Drainage is always extra and you can figure 500 + per linear meter complete.

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