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Abstract

Parts of the Dharan–Dhankuta Road in East Nepal were seriously damaged by the Nepal earthquake of 21 August 1988 and subsequently by a locally intense monsoon storm on 12 September 1988. Detailed field mapping was carried out at several of the worst-affected hill sections of the road. The purpose of the mapping was to establish the nature and local extent of earthquake, and subsequent landslide, rockfall and erosion damage as a prerequisite for the design of road remedial works. A full account of the work is given by Roughton & Partners (1988). This is an example of post-construction stage land surface evaluation using the five-stage classification of mountain road projects proposed by Fookes et al. (1985).

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