The occurrence of potholes is a major problem for bituminous pavements in almost all parts of India. Potholes not only slow down traffic and reduce road capacity, but also cause a major safety hazard. More than 3,000 people were killed in India in 2017 due to pothole related accidents. Unless potholes are prevented and treated effectively, the vast and growing road network in India will become a deathtrap for the travelling public. Therefore, there is a critical need to understand the various causes of potholes and develop scientific methods for their prevention and treatment. Furthermore, the developed methods should be implemented into practice through the use of appropriate materials, design, construction methods and pavement preservation/management practices.
The objective of this one-day workshop is to present and discuss the science and technology of pothole prevention and treatment. This workshop will bring together eminent experts from the academia and stakeholders, including government agencies and the industry, to share their knowledge and experience. Presenters will share their good experiences through successful case histories, which can help others to adopt good practices. The workshop will help participants to understand the causes of pothole formation, learn about available materials and methods to prevent and treat them, develop appropriate pavement preservation plans, and identify scope of research in modeling, and developing innovative materials and technology.
Address: CiSTUP, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore - 560012, INDIA