DESIGN AND FEASIBILITY OF A MOBILE OVERPASS ROAD REPAIR VEHICLE, MORV

THE PROBLEM OF REPAIRING MULTI-LANE, HIGH-DENSITY EXPRESSWAYS WITHOUT DISRUPTING NORMAL TRAFFIC FLOW IS DISCUSSED. STATISTICAL DOCUMENTATION ILLUSTRATES LOSSES IN VEHICLE-HOURS AND COSTS TO BOTH CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTORS AND HIGHWAY USERS FROM INTERRUPTIONS IN HIGHWAY CAPACITY DURING REPAIR WORK. THE REPORT ALSO OUTLINES GUIDELINES AND A DESIGN PROFILE FOR DEVELOPMENT OF MOBILE OVERPASS ROAD REPAIR VEHICLE (MORV) HARDWARE. THE LATTER INCLUDES: APPLICABILITY OF THE DESIGN TO ELEVATED AND CURVED ROADWAYS, VERSATILITY OF THE DESIGN IN REPAVING DIFFERENT TYPES OF ROADWAY SURFACES, SIMPLICITY OF MOBILITY, ETC. A DESIGN ALGORITHM FOR EVALUATING RESEARCH INFORMATION IS PROPOSED: THE VEHICLE IS MODULAR, DESIGNED AS AN OVERPASS RAMP, TO PERMIT TRAFFIC TO DRIVE OVER A HIGHWAY REPAIR SITE. REPAIR MACHINERY WOULD BE CONTAINED BENEATH ITS ELEVATED RAMP STRUCTURE AND WOULD INCLUDE OFF-ROAD TRAFFIC MONITORING AND CONTROL EQUIPMENT. /UMTA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • PROJ NO URT-20
  • Corporate Authors:

    Iit Research Institute

    /Institute of Design
    ,   USA 
  • Authors:
    • Choksi, N S
    • Feldy, E C
  • Publication Date: 1970-5

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00219012
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 7 1972 12:00AM