REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON MAINTENANCE COSTS

MAINTENANCE COSTS ARE COMPILED AND CLASSIFIED TO ESTABLISH A FAIR BASIS FOR COMPARISON AMONG THE STATES. THROUGH THE FACILITIES OF THE U. S. BUREAU OF PUBLIC ROADS, 47 STATES HAVE COOPERATED IN A UNIFORM STUDY OF THE COST OF MAINTAINING VARIOUS TYPES OF SURFACES, COMPRISING A TOTAL OF 18,716 MILES. REPORTS ARE TABULATED FOR A THREE-YEAR PERIOD FOR 30 STATES, A TWO-YEAR PERIOD FOR 11 STATES, AND A ONE- YEAR PERIOD FOR 6 STATES. VARIATIONS IN COSTS WERE FOUND TO BE PRONOUNCED. ASSUMING PROPER DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION, FACTORS LARGELY RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS VARIATION ARE LISTED AS BUDGET LIMITATIONS, DIFFERENCES IN COST OF LABOR AND MATERIALS, TRAFFIC, CLIMATE, QUALITY OF MAINTENANCE AND WIDTH OF PAVEMENT. BECAUSE FIGURES OVER SO SHORT A PERIOD ARE APT TO BE MISLEADING, THE SUBCOMMITTEE WILL CONTINUE TO ACCUMULATE THESE COSTS OVER A PERIOD OF YEARS. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 17 Part I, PP 384 - 388, 2 TAB
  • Authors:
    • Bishop, H K
    • Dickinson, H C
  • Publication Date: 1938

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Seventeenth Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board Held at Washington, D.C. November 30, December 1, 2, 3, 1937. Part I
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00218651
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1971 12:00AM