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Rapid Logistics Assessment

Roads

 

 

Final Checklist for Road Assessment Activities

Done

Comments

1

List and map roads of potential use to and within the emergency zone

 

 

2

Issue/update distance and time matrix for various types of vehicles you will use from the main port of entry and logistics hubs to disaster/operation area

 

 

3

List  secondary road options in case of closure of main/usual roads

 

 

4

If applicable – consult with the Ministry of Roads/ Transport/ Infrastructure/ Urban Development to initiate repairs to damaged roads

 

 

Where can you find information on roads?

In the LCA, chapter “Road Assessment”: road and inventory, distance matrix, weighbridges, axle load limits

Ministry of transport

In the LOG: http://log.logcluster.org/response/transport/index.html#road-transport

Google Earth

Logistics Cluster website: Road Transport and Corridor maps, Concept of Operation (CONOPS)

WFP GeoPortal maps

Other UN agency websites: UNOCHA, UNDAC, WFP, UNHCR, UNICEF, ReliefWeb.

Other humanitarian organisations

Main users of road network (private or government companies, truck transporters) will provide you information about:  access, condition, time between locations, weighbridges, axe load limits, security.

Donors involved in road rehabilitation projects (World Bank, bilateral cooperation…)

Taxi, bus and truck drivers

Police and militaries (if not involved in a conflict)

Communities

Useful tips:

Maintain close contact with various sources of information for regular updates (Logistics Cluster meetings)

If you have doubts regarding road condition status, send a team for a short assessment and check security constrains.

Be aware that in some countries there are informal arrangements for controlling and managing the local markets and transport businesses. This could be by region, districts, villages, or small towns where certain groups (ethnic, tribal, clans, etc.) control some businesses.

Road Assessment

From/to (names)

From                                                                                      To:

NAME:                                                                            NAME:

GPS Waypoint:                                                              GPS Waypoint:

 

Total Distance (kms)

Is the route passable?

Normal travel time (hrs/days)

Current travel time (hrs/days)

Is there an alternate route? (Please complete a  separate road assessment for alternate routes)

 

Yes No

 

 

Yes No via:

Are there any security concerns?

(Where and of what nature)

Yes No  If yes please elaborate -

What type of vehicles can travel this route?

Truck + Trailer (>20 T)                       Heavy Truck (<20 T)                                  Light Truck (<10 T)

4WD (<3.5 T)                                        Motorbike                                                   Non-motorized traffic

What is the type of the road?

Paved                                                    Unpaved                                                    Compacted - smooth                           

Compacted - Rough                            Uncompacted – dry                                  Uncompacted - Mud                             Snow -Ice                                                 

Are their axle load limits on this route?

Yes No     If yes please list –

Are there any other dimensions limitations?

Weight           If ticked  please indicate the limitation-

Width             If ticked  please indicate the limitation-

Length            If ticked  please indicate the limitation-

Height            If ticked  please indicate the limitation-

What particular constraints are there on the route

Bridges and tunnels                Restricted depths (rivers )         Ferry capacities                      Steep hills                                                                           Floods, landslides, snow       Landmines                                    Necessary transhipments     Checkpoints                                     

Seasonal/weather factors     Tide schedule                               Roadblocks                                   

Other (please indicate)

How is the present volume of traffic compared to the one previous to the event?

Hardly any     less than usual        Normal More than usual

How can we explain the difference?

Disaster rela ted      Weather    Logistics  issue      P olitical

 

 

What bottlenecks exist?

  1. Location (between x and y/distance from town)

 

Nature of bottleneck (damage to bridge, road, high pass)

 

What possibilities are there for re-opening and/or increasing movement capacities?

 

What materials, equipment, expertise would be required?

 

What would it cost and how long would it take?

 

  1. Location (between x and y/distance from town)

 

Nature of bottleneck (damage to bridge, road, high pass)

 

What possibilities are there for re-opening and/or increasing movement capacities?

 

What materials, equipment, expertise would be required?

 

What would it cost and how long would it take?

 

  1. Location (between x and y/distance from town)

 

Nature of bottleneck (damage to bridge, road, high pass)

 

What possibilities are there for re-opening and/or increasing movement capacities?

 

What materials, equipment, expertise would be required?

 

What would it cost and how long would it take?

 

Any additional information on route?