MAINTENANCE COSTING METHOD FOR LOW-VOLUME ROADS

THIS PAPER SUMMARIZES THE IMPORTANCE OF MAINTENANCE AS IT APPLIES TO DECISIONS REGARDING LOW-VOLUME ROAD SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT, ESPECIALLY AS RELATED TO ECONOMICALLY DEVELOPING COUNTRIES. THE IMPORTANCE OF THE DECISION TO PAVE VERSUS USING LOCAL AGGREGATES FOR ROAD SURFACING IS PRESENTED. SPECIFICALLY, THE PAPER PRESENTS A METHOD OF ESTIMATING MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS AND COSTS AS DEVELOPED FOR A TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM PLANNING ACTIVITY IN THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE SUDAN. EXAMPLES ARE PRESENTED OF THE TYPES OF COST RELATIONS ESTABLISHED AND THE PHILOSOPHY OF DEVELOPING THESE COSTS FROM BASIC CONSIDERATIONS OF EQUIPMENT NEED AND UTILIZATION RATES. THE PAPER EMPHASIZES THE FACT THAT THE TOTAL COST TO THE ECONOMY, IN AREAS WITH LIMITED ROAD SYSTEMS, VARIES WITH THE MILEAGE OF ROADS OF A PARTICULAR SURFACE TYPE TO BE MAINTAINED. THIS IS A CONSEQUENCE OF ECONOMY OF SCALE AND EQUIPMENT UTILIZATION. THE DEVELOPMENT OF FUNDAMENTAL INPUT DATA INVOLVED 16 MONTHS OF FIELD EXPLORATION IN SUDAN.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 10-22
  • Monograph Title: Highway and bridge maintenance: operations, costs, and modeling
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00219160
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309021839
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1974 12:00AM