MAINTENANCE COSTS

FOR THE PAST 15 YEARS, THE FUNDS REQUIRED FOR THE MAINTENANCE OF THE NATION'S HIGHWAYS HAVE BEEN STEADILY INCREASING. IN 1935 THE ANNUAL MAINTENANCE EXPENDITURE AMOUNTED TO $530 MILLION. BY 1952, IT HAD RISEN TO $1.6 BILLION, OVER THREE TIMES THE 1935 LEVEL. THIS INCREASE HAS BEEN BROUGHT ABOUT BY A COMBINATION OF MANY DIFFERENT PRESSURES, THE FOUR MOST IMPORTANT ARE: (1) THE RISE IN THE UNIT COST OF MAINTENANCE, (2) THE INCREASE IN THE TRAFFIC LOAD ON THE HIGHWAYS, (3) THE RATE OF HIGHWAY REHABILITATION, AND (4) THE ECONOMY OF THE MAINTENANCE OPERATIONS. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 23, No 10, PP 35-40, 5 FIG, 1 TAB
  • Authors:
    • Radzikowski, H A
  • Publication Date: 1953-11

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  • Accession Number: 00218917
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 29 1972 12:00AM