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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT Report back on the review of road infrastructure standards RPF November 2003 Contents • Background • Activities in 2003/04 • Progress • Way forward Background Chief Directorate:Transport Infrastructure Land Transport Management Land Transport Infrastructure Land Transport Regulation Transport Infrastructure Transport Infrastructure Planning & Coordination Management •Section: Integrated Infrastructure Planning and Strategy •Section: Network Development •Section: Infrastructure Policy and Financing and Operations Management •Section: Infrastructure Network Systems •Section: Infrastructure Standards •Section: Regional and International •Section: Overload control Integration Background Review of Infrastructure Standards • Absence of leadership at national level in standards development and maintenance • Sector wide proliferation of standards with no single point of reference • Fragmentation of processes • Inconsistent application of various standards, specifications and guielines • Funding shortages for reviews, upgrades and new standards development Activities in 2003/04 • Development of a comprehensive record of Standards, Specifications and Guidelines that are used for road construction in SA and SADC • Assessment of status of Standards, Specifications and Guidelines • Prioritisation of interventions for 2004/05 MTEF period Progress to date • Record developed and continuously being updated • Assessment underway • Prioritisation yet to begin Challenges • Difficulties accessing information from stakeholders • Need industry assistance with the assessment of standards, Specifications and Guidelines • Prioritisation and intervention dependent on accuracy of information, the assessment and funding availability • Access to information at SADC level Way Forward • Please forward lists of Standards, Specifications and Guidelines to NDoT* • NDoT will prioritise interventions jointly with bodies such as the RPF, RCC, Provinces etc. to ensure appropriateness and relevance • Process to be completed in March 2004 *Note: For assessment purposes only those of sector interest which would traditionally fall under CSRA will be considered, but other lists are accepted for record purposes.
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