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Old 07-22-2016, 08:21 AM   #65
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Default Re: [AtE] Condition of Highways

Originally Posted by Boomerang View Post
Sorry for bringing this thread back from the dead.

How long would a highway through a tropical rainforest last without maintainence? Would such a road still be reasonably intact after 10 years of light traffic?
Depends on how it was built: A good wide paved road with clearance on both sides? It's still driveable after 10 years*. A quick cut 'dirt' road through a forest barely wider than a vehicle? Probably won't last the year.

* Even a dirt road will last a bit, it's the rainy season in Brazil that makes dirt roads undriveable, not encroaching flora.
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