REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON MAINTENANCE COSTS

A THREE YEAR SUMMARY OF MAINTENANCE COSTS ON THE 1233 SECTIONS OF ROADS IN 47 STATES UPON WHICH THE COMMITTEE HAS BEEN SECURING UNIFORM DATA IS REPORTED. IT WAS FOUND THAT LABOR COSTS ACCOUNTED FOR 43 TO 52 PER CENT OF MAINTENANCE EXPENDITURES, MATERIALS 17 TO 28 PER CENT, EQUIPMENT 20 TO 31 PER CENT AND OVERHEAD 5 TO 11 PER CENT. THERE APPEARS TO BE A LACK OF RELATION BETWEEN SURFACE AND TOTAL MAINTENANCE COSTS. SURFACE MAINTENANCE COSTS WERE LOWEST FOR THE HIGH TYPE PAVEMENTS, AND WERE GENERALLY LOWER ON 20 FT. THAN ON 18 T. WIDTHS. CAPITAL INVESTMENT, LIFE OF PAVEMENT, CLIMATE, TYPE OF SURFACE, RELATIVE NEED FOR REPAIRS, WIDTH OF PAVEMENT AND VOLUME AND WEIGHT OF TRAFFIC WERE FOUND TO BE IMPORTANT FACTORS. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 18, Pt 1, PP 298-305, 3 TAB, 1 FIG; part of Report of Department of Maintenance
  • Authors:
    • Bishop, H K
    • Diefendorf, A A
  • Publication Date: 1939

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Eighteenth Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board Held at Washington, D.C. November 28-December 2, 1938. Part I
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00218652
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jun 1 1971 12:00AM