Planning and design of pit roads

A.G. Kolchanov

The article contains a brief historical background of research into pit road planning, design, construction and maintenance. The description is also given of the main points of a new approach to road dressing design. Methodology is offered for the calculation of the reduction factor of different types of vehicles to a standard truck taken into consideration in road dressing design. A case study of pit road design for BelAZ dump trucks is described. Key words: pit roads, road dressing, planning and design, methods of calculation