PROGRESS REPORT ON MAINTENANCE COST STUDIES IN RELATION TO TRAFFIC

IN COOPERATION WITH THE STATES OF CONNECTICUT, NEW HAMPSHIRE AND RHODE ISLAND, THE PUBLIC ROADS ADMINISTRATION IS CONDUCTING STUDIES OF THE MAINTENANCE COST OF DIFFERENT SURFACE TYPES AS RELATED TO THE TRAFFIC CARRIED. THE STUDY, WHICH BEGAN THE SPRING OF 1935 AND WILL COVER A PERIOD OF 5 YEARS, INCLUDES 178 SECTIONS TOTALLING 622 MILES. THE STUDIES ARE DIVIDED INTO THREE PARTS: TRAFFIC DENSITY, INVENTORY AND ANALYSIS OF MAINTENANCE COSTS. TRAFFIC DENSITIES IN EACH STATE ARE BEING DETERMINED AT 44 STATIONS, WITH COUNTS BEING STAGGERED IN SUCH FASHION AS TO PROVIDE A BASIS FOR COMPUTING THE AVERAGE 24-HR. TRAFFIC FOR EACH YEAR. WEIGHTS OF THE VARIOUS VEHICLES USING THE HIGHWAYS WILL BE FURNISHED BY THE HIGHWAY PLANNING SURVEYS. A PHYSICAL INVENTORY OF THE SECTIONS WAS NECESSARY TO DETERMINE THE ITEMS ENTERING INTO THE MAINTENANCE COST RECORD. THIS INCLUDED DESCRIPTIONS OF THE SURFACE, BASE AND SUB-BASE, SHOULDER, CULVERTS, BRIDGES, GUARD RAIL, TRAFFIC SERVICES, ETC. MAINTENANCE COSTS ARE REPORTED ON SELECTED UNITS OF MEASURE FOR SIX SECTIONS: SURFACING, SHOULDERS DRAINAGE, STRUCTURE REPAIR, ROADSIDE CLEANING, AND TRAFFIC SERVICES. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 19, pp 308-320, 3 FIG, 5 TAB
  • Authors:
    • Worley, A H
  • 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
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00218758
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Oct 3 1971 12:00AM