TBA4340 - Operation, Maintenance and Rehabilitation of Roads


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Report 40/100
School exam 60/100 4 hours D

Course content

For operation, maintenance and rehabilitation of roads it is important to have a holistic perspective to obtain a best possible result for the available budget.

Central topics of this course will be: Maintainability of geometric design solutions,winter maintenance (friction, salting, gritting, ploughing of snow), survey methods for existing roads, pavement management systems (PMS) and environmental consequences in the operational phase.

Learning outcome

Knowledge about:

  • Methods for evaluation of existing roads
  • Pavement management systems
  • Stabilization methods and recycling
  • Organization of winter maintenance
  • Snow removal, salting, and gritting
  • Tire-pavement friction
  • Dust, noise and environmental effects of salt
  • Maintenance needs of tunnels, bridges, gravel roads and the drainage system


  • Understand maintenance consequences of construction options
  • Perform analyses of existing roads
  • Design rehabilitation of existing roads

General knowledge:

  • Have a holistic view on the operational phase of a road
  • Define a concrete problem
  • Think, work and report systematically / analytically

Learning methods and activities

Lectures og project work.

Further on evaluation

The course assessment includes a final written exam (60%) and student submissions (40%). The results for the parts are given a letter grade which is then combined into a single grade for the course. If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may be changed from written to oral.

Course materials

Lecture notes.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TBA4546 7.5 AUTUMN 2010
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Road, Transport and Geomatics
  • Highway Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering
Contact information


Examination arrangement: Aggregate score

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 60/100 D 2023-11-29 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL111 grønn sone Sluppenvegen 14 16
Autumn ORD Report 40/100





Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS School exam 60/100 D INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
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