Local roads make up a substantial part of the Australian road network. Expenditure on local roads in 1981 accounted for 44 per cent of the total, with $910.8M being spent. The effects of three levels of funding were analysed for the ten year period 1981 to 1991. These funding levels are F100, which is the 1981 level of funding continued in real terms, F75, which is 25 per cent less than F100, and F125, which is 25 per cent more than F100. At a funding level of F125, the following estimates are made: fully kerbed, sealed and drained urban streets will increase from 46 per cent of the total in 1981 to 56 per cent in 1991; sealed length of rural local roads will increase from 20 per cent of the total in 1981 to 25 per cent in 1991; the length of rural local road giving poor traffic service will decrease from 2.7 per cent of the total in 1981 to 1.0 per cent in 1991; by 1991 the unsealed length of local roads in sparse rural areas will be reduced to 94 per cent of the total and the natural soil roads to just under two-thirds; and the percentage of deficient bridges will be reduced by not quite half by 1991. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Australian State Road Authorities, Nat Assoc

    P.O. Box 489
    Milson's Point, New South Wales,   Australia 
  • Authors:
    • VINCENT, E N
  • Publication Date: 1984-3

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 385 p.
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: R-3

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00390343
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Nov 30 1984 12:00AM