Adapting Road Network Design, Maintenance and Operations Documents to the Realities of Climate Change

Through freeze/thaw cycles, temperature gradients, flooding and storms, climatic conditions regularly affect the state of transportation infrastructure. In order to reduce vulnerabilities in this sector, facility management practices are based on a set of design, maintenance and operations references that incorporate a broad array of climate parameters. Despite the substantial efforts expended globally to limit greenhouse gas emissions and prevent the planet from heating by more than 2°C, several emerging trends are nonetheless being anticipated, like a longer heat wave season, rising sea levels and altered precipitation profiles. Risks to infrastructure will thus evolve as climate change runs its course: it is essential for facility managers to revise their reference materials accordingly!

  • Information sheet

    • Date: 2020
    • Author(s): PALHOL Jérome / COLIN Marie
    • PIARC Ref.: RR383-033
    • Number of pages: 4
  • This article has been published in the Routes/Roads magazine

    N° 383

    1e trimestre 2020 / Mars

    26e Congrès mondial de la Route, Prix PIARC 2019

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