A survey of county officials was conducted to identify specific problems and issues encountered by North Dakota counties relative to local road management. The survey was conducted in two parts. The first portion was a personal interview of 13 county road managers in the state. The remaining counties in the state were surveyed by questionnaire. A high degree of variability in types and extent of county road management problems was discovered through the survey. Local officials were asked to identify the local road system condition, priority routes within counties, and types of vehicles predominant on local routes. They were also asked to rate the severity of several common problems such as bridge condition, adequacy of funds, surface condition needs, and others. Other significant problems identified by local officials included availability of good quality gravel, vulnerability to lawsuits due to road and bridge conditions, and the inappropriateness of the county farm-to-market program for today's needs. Also, costs to maintain the local system were estimated, as well as costs of construction/reconstruction of gravel and paved roads. Recommendations regarding local road management in North Dakota are presented.

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 48 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00488660
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UGPTI Staff Paper 77
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1989 12:00AM