ROADEX III (2006 - 2007)
ROADEX III – “The Dissemination Project” commenced in January 2006 along with new Partners from Greenland and Iceland.
The aim of the project was to “disseminate, transfer and use the new ROADEX knowledge across the Northern Periphery area”.
This involved taking the substantial body of ROADEX information already collected on low volume roads directly out to the working engineers in the Partner areas to have it used on the local roads networks. The Project produced:
- the www.roadex.org website to share the collected information;
- practical manuals for working engineers in the 6 partner languages;
- 16 seminars to technical staff and decision-makers in local offices;
- videos and brochures to promote the project and outputs;
- an e-learning training package on “permanent deformation”.
60% of the budget of the Project was spent on dissemination activities and over 1,000 engineers and managers were introduced to the new ROADEX technologies.
Joint research by the Partners also continued through 5 new research tasks:
- “Drainage guidelines”
- “Pavement deformation mitigation measures”
- “Health issues raised by poorly maintained roads”
- “Road condition management policies”
- “A ROADEX III Case Study in Greenland”
The project received additional funding from the NPP Secretariat in June 2007 that permitted 5 extra tasks to be carried out within the planned project timetable:
- (i) An extension of the e-learning project. This allowed the production of additional educational material and graphics to make the package more complete and attractive to users.
- (ii) A 10 minute video on the application of ROADEX technologies to Greenland. This complemented the ROADEX III “Greenland Case Study” (Task B.5) and demonstrated how the new ROADEX technologies could be readily applied to new areas and circumstances.
- (iii) A 10 minute promotional video for the ROADEX project. This showed how the ROADEX project met the targets of the Lisbon and Gothenburg agendas, why rural low-volume roads are important locally and nationally, why the project is a success and what is needed to create successful partnerships.
- (iv) Additional promotional brochures and a calendar for use by the ROADEX project and Partners.
- (v) Additional conferences and seminars. Additional ROADEX seminars were presented in the Partner areas, and in Petrozavodsk and Syktyvkar in the Russian Federation.