MAINTENANCE COST OF REST AREAS IN MICHIGAN

MAINTENANCE COST DATA FOR 26 REST AREAS ON MICHIGAN FREE- WAYS IS REPORTED. THE AREAS VARY IN SIZE FROM TWO TO EIGHT ACRES, AND THE COST OF THE LATEST DESIGN /WITH CHEMICAL TOILETS/ IS ROUHGLY $175,000 PER REST AREA. MOST OF THE REST AREAS ARE OPERATED THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. MAINTENANCE IS PERFORMED EITHER BY STATE FORCES OR BY CONTRACT WITH COUNTIES OR CITIES. MAINTENANCE COSTS AT DIFFERENT FACILITIES VARY CONSIDERABLY BUT AVERAGE $7,826 A YEAR OR $0.052 PER VEHICLE. THE PUBLIC ACCEPTANCE OF CHEMICAL TOILETS HAS BEEN POOR. TWO REST AREAS WITH FLUSH TYPE TOILETS HAVE BEEN BUILT TO COMPARE CAPITAL OUTLAY AND MAINTENANCE COSTS. PROVIDING FLUSH TOILETS INCREASES THE INITIAL COST $15,000 PER REST AREA. THE AVERAGE MAINTENANCE COST FOR REST AREAS WITH FLUSHTOILETS IS $0.045 PER VEHICLE STOPPING.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 73-80
  • Monograph Title: Roadside development
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00217979
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Dec 12 1994 12:00AM