REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON MAINTENANCE COSTS

A GRAPHICAL PRESENTATION AND REVIEW IS MADE OF MAINTENANCE COST TRENDS ON 18-FT. PAVEMENT WIDTHS IN RELATION TO TRAFFIC, FOR THE REGION COMPRISING ARKANSAS, LOUISIANA, OKLAHOMA AND TEXAS. THE FOLLOWING AVERAGE ANNUAL SURFACE MAINTENANCE COSTS PER MILE ARE GIVEN: LOW-TYPE PAVEMENTS, RANGING FROM $98 FOR TRAFFIC OF 71 VEHICLES PER 24-HOUR DAY TO $577 FOR 484 VEHICLES. INTERMEDIATE TYPE, FROM $186 FOR 91 VEHICLES TO $249 FOR 1163 VEHICLES. HIGH TYPE, FROM $64 FOR 272 VEHICLES TO $40 FOR 5312 VEHICLES. THE FOLLOWING ARE FIELD INSPECTION RATINGS OF SURFACE MAINTENANCE ASSOCIATED WITH ABOVE COSTS: LOW-TYPE SURFACE 83, INTERMEDIATE 87, HIGH 89. NUMERICAL DEDUCTIONS FROM RATING OF 100 REPRESENT EXTENT OF REPAIRS NEEDED. WHEN RELATED TO CONSTRUCTION COSTS THE ABOVE MAINTENANCE EXPENDITURES, WITHIN TRAFFIC LIMITS SHOWN ON GRAPHS, ARE NOT ONLY ECONOMICAL BUT THERE IS MARGIN OF ADDITIONAL EXPENDITURES THAT MAY BE MADE BEFORE RECONSTRUCTION TO HIGHER TYPE IS TO BE CONSIDERED. THE DATA DO NOT CONSIDER SAVINGS IN MOTOR VEHICLE OPERATING COSTS WHICH WOULD CHANGE LATTER RELATIONS. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 19, pp 299-307, 2 FIG
  • Authors:
    • Bishop, H K
  • Publication Date: 1940

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Nineteenth Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board Held at Washington, D.C. December 5-8, 1939
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00218757
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Oct 3 1971 12:00AM