WHAT CONSTITUTES A LOW COST ROAD

THE WRITER BELIEVES THAT UNTREATED ROCK, GRAVEL, OR MACADAM SURFACES CANNOT USUALLY PASS MUSTER AS LOW COST ROADS, WHEN TO THE INITIAL CONSTRUCTION COST ARE ADDED SUCH COSTS AS ANNUAL MAINTENANCE, INCREASED TIRE WEAR AND GASOLINE COSTS, AND MORE RAPID VEHICLE DEPRECIATION. THE ABANDONMENT BY EUROPEAN HIGHWAY ENGINEERS OF UNTREATED SURFACES IS CITED IN SUPPORT OF PROVIDING ALL ROADS AN ADEQUATE SURFACE TREATMENT THAT, WHILE RAISING INITIAL CONSTRUCTION COSTS, IS MORE ECONOMICAL.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 7, Part 2, PP 302-304
  • Authors:
    • Mckesson, C L
  • Publication Date: 1928

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Seventh Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board Held at Washington, D.C. December 1-2, 1927. Part II: Report of Investigation of Low Cost Improved Roads
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00218630
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Part 1
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jul 25 1971 12:00AM