This Unit headed by a Director is in-charge of the tasks undertaken with the Agency’s workforce. The workforce is utilized extensively in direct labour works when a road repair or maintenance project is executed by the Agency’s field office using its own labour, materials and equipment. The essence of carrying out direct labour maintenance operations is to rapidly deploy men and materials to effectively curtail and tackle any road emergency.

In addition, in cases where paucity of funds may hinder the immediate procurement of road maintenance contracts, direct labour activities with limited funds is most efficient and ensues continuous maintenance and repairs of the roads.

Activities of Direct Labour Maintenance Unit Includes:

Preventive Maintenance Works

The present administration, has instituted the preventive road maintenance programme, which is the periodic application of relatively inexpensive pavement treatments to an existing roadway system in order to retard further deterioration, prevent massive failures and make the roads safe and motorable all year round. Under the programme, roads in good conditions are kept that way by deploying men and materials to continuously carry out targeted routine maintenance works on them..

Emergency Maintenance Works

Routine Maintenance Works