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Why?  Minimize the failure of pavement  Safety for the road users. .

soil erosion. Heavy rainfall. frost action .Causes of Pavement failure  Defective quality of material.  Defective construction methodologies and quality     control Inadequate surface or subsurface drainage Increase in magnitude of wheel loads Increase in number of load repetitions due to increase in traffic volume. high water table.

road signs.  Periodic maintenance:  Renewals of wearing course of pavement surface and preventive maintenance  Special repairs:  Strengthening of pavement structure or overlay construction. reconstruction of pavement.Classification of Maintenance Works  Routine maintenance/repairs:  Filling up pot holes. widening of roads. side drain. signs. . cross slope. addition of islands. patch repairs. repairs of damage due to floods.