MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE 70'S

SOME OF THE MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS THAT WILL BE NECESSARY IN THE 1970'S ARE PROJECTED AND DISCUSSED. A COMPARISON OF THE CONSTRUCTION COST INDEX WITH THE MAINTENANCE COST INDEX SHOWS A RELATIVELY LOW RISE IN CONSTRUCTION COSTS WHICH IS PROBABLY DUE TO GREATER PRODUCTIVITY BY REASON OF IMPROVEMENT IN BOTH EQUIPMENT AND CONSTRUCTION METHODS. IT IS ESTIMATED THAT THE COST OF MAINTAINING THE COMPLETED INTERSTATE SYSTEM IS LIKELY TO BE $10,000 PER CENTERLINE MILE. THE BUREAU OF PUBLIC ROADS HAS ESTIMATED THAT AN ANNUAL AVERAGE OF $5.8 BILLION WILL BE SPENT ON MAINTENANCE DURING THE YEARS 1973-85 AND THAT MAINTENANCE NEEDS WILL RISE ABOUT 60 PERCENT DURING THIS PERIOD. MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS ARE DISCUSSED IN RELATION- SHIP TO TWO CATEGORIES OF LABOR: GENERAL MAINTENANCE AND TRAFFIC SERVICES. BRIDGE MAINTENANCE AND INSPECTION TECHNIQUES MUST BE VASTLY IMPROVED. IN THE FIELD OF TRAFFIC SERVICES, THE NEW AND ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES THAT WILL BE NECESSARY ARE DISCUSSED. THESE INCLUDE REST AREA MAINTENANCE, SAFETY, MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL TRAINING, AND MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT.

Media Info

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00218459
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Feb 10 1994 12:00AM