Maintaining roads is protecting the environment. This is the motto of the firts International Road Maintenance Day, to be held on April 5, 2018.This motto is also the title of the IRMD manifesto, which is intended to raise awareness about the forms of action that best contribute to reduce polluting emissions from road transport: the road maintenance.
Maintaining pavements in an appropriate state of conservation with even road surface (low IRI) and adequate texture contributes to the reduction of CO2 emissions from road transport and will be of help in the fight against climate change in the transport sector.
Therefore, it is absolutely necessary to contemplate road maintenance and, more specifically paving to improve the IRI, as a part of the package to meet the climate targets established at the COP21 of Paris and as a part of national environmental strategies and sustainable growth.
The #IRMD2018 manifesto is now available online on the from the Resources section of www.roadmaintenanceday.org Web site.