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Research Article

Effect of asphalt pavement construction on the environment of Ethiopia

Badrinarayan Rath

Civil Engineering Department, Wollega University, Nekemte, Ethiopia



Asphalt Pavement; 

Environmental Impact; 

Life Cycle Impact Assessment; 


Nowadays road construction is rapidly increasing on-demand to meet several medium and long terms development programs. A huge amount of natural resources, types of machinery and fuels are used in road construction. Using material resources and fuel an efficient manner, reducing in emission of greenhouse gases and controlling various impacts on the environment are important tasks in the road construction industry. In the present research, several environmental impacts related to the construction of asphalt paved highways in Ethiopia have been determined using the Life Cycle Assessment Approach for common pavement materials and construction activities. A deep focus has been given towards the extraction and processing of sand and gravel for preparation of base and sub-base; transportation of these input raw materials; consumption of fuels by various road construction machinery; direct or indirect emissions of carbon dioxide and other pollutants to atmosphere etc. Various suitable methods have been used to calculate the impacts of raw materials, fuel and machinery on various categories such as global warming potential, ozone depletion potential, terrestrial acidification potential, freshwater eutrophication, freshwater ecotoxicity etc. From the investigation, it has been suggested to use recycled materials for substituting gravel as base or sub-base materials and biodiesel for substituting diesel in the transportation trucks and dumpers. These types of new recycled materials may greatly help in assisting the evaluation of sustainable pavement construction. The present case study may help for potential changes in asphalt pavement construction to improve environmental sustainability.

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8/12/2023 Special Issue: Embark on a journey of innovation with the journal of Research on Engineering Structures and Materials as we unveil a compelling opportunity for contributors in our upcoming special issue, "Design, Analysis, and Manufacturing of Composite Vehicle Structures." Led by distinguished Guest Editors Liubov Gavva and Oleg Mitrofanov from Moscow Aviation Institute. For more info see the link.

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27/12/2022 Reviewer AwardsThe winners of 2022 reviewer awards of Research on Engineering Structures and Materials (RESM) are announced. More information can be found at Reviewer Awards section. 

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2022 Reviewer Awards:

Please, visit Reviewer Awards section for the winners of the 2022 RESM reviewer awards.

2022 Best Paper Award:

The paper authored by Nitin Kumar, Michele Barbato, Erika L. Rengifo-López and Fabio Matta entitled as “Capabilities and limitations of existing finite element simplified micro-modeling techniques for unreinforced masonry” is awarded the 

2022 Most Cited Paper Award:

The paper authored by Aykut Elmas, Güliz Akyüz, Ayhan Bergal, Müberra Andaç and Ömer Andaç entitled as “Mathematical modelling of drug release" is awarded the


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