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Old 16th May 2017, 02:15   #46
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You just need to clear the nightmare known as the madurai bypass. Everything other than that is manageable.

Did chennai - tiruchendur via tirunelveli and returned via tuticorin a few months back, and set for a kanyakumari trip soon. Those sunken patches etc keep occuring but there's a reasonable amount of maintenance on this road. Raise these photographs in a grievance to the NHAI and see what they say. http://www.nhai.org/Grievance.asp or better - http://pgportal.gov.in/cpgoffice/
Looks like the Ruts were formed by Heavy Trucks running to / from Tuticorin port? I have seen similar ruts formed in NH7 highways but not this drastically.

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Looks like the Ruts were formed by Heavy Trucks running to / from Tuticorin port? I have seen similar ruts formed in NH7 highways but not this drastically.
Port as well as the SPIC factory nearby which has huge tanker lorries by the dozen going in and out.
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Do you think any meaningful patch-up work can be done on these such roads? In my opinion, the only solution can be entirely scraping the top layer evenly and relaying the stretch; else this would recur again.
Any patch up work on this stretch can never be meaningfully in first place. The repair activity needs to be carried out by scraping the entire layer right upto the membrane layer. But corrupt practices will probably never let it materialise.

Any planning of civil infrastructure carried out with foresight or short-sightedness combined with good/bad engineering can mean the difference between a safe ride and accident ; be it automobile engineering in vehicles or civil engineering in road and surface transport.
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Any patch up work on this stretch can never be meaningfully in first place. The repair activity needs to be carried out by scraping the entire layer right upto the membrane layer. But corrupt practices will probably never let it materialise.
Even US roads don't seem to be immune from this. Look at the road in this video (well, also look at the cute puppies if you like, but for the purpose of this thread, look at the road and the deep tyre tread marks pressed into the tar)

https://www.facebook.com/thedodosite...8241203977220/

My guess is truckers let onto the road well before the tar dried when it was just relaid.
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