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The major towns are accessible by roads in the state of Selangor.The road networks are expanding at a slow rate. Hence, the maintenance of existing roads is of utmostimportance. But it was found that some of the roadsarebadly deteriorateddueto poormaintenance of the roads. A study was carried out with the objective to identify the main types of defectsthat frequently occur, the factorsthat causethe defect of roadsand also to identify the methods used for road repair. This study was carried out in the district of Bangi, Selangor and involved the roads. Underthe care of Public Work Department and maintained by Road care(M) Sdn. Bhd. A total of 40 questionnaireswere distributed and 37 of the questionnaireswere received.The study was alsocarried out by interview. The data is analysed using average index method and statistics.From the study the main types of defectsthat frequently occur are potholes block cracks, reveling and rutting. The factors that causethe defects of roads areheavytraffic and excessiveenvironmentalcondition.
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Author(s): Abdulbaset Abdulrhman Abushnaf, Amiruddin Ismail
Improve highway maintenance works, Rutting., Fluid Dynamics