Maintaining the state's regional arterial road network

The challenge of adequately maintaining the condition of regional, arterial roads has grown over the last decade, with the expansion of the network and increases in the volume of traffic and the size of vehicles using these roads. The audit found that VicRoads had adequately planned, delivered and evaluated the regional road maintenance program using the available resources. However, maintenance expenditure has failed to keep pace with inflation, the expansion and ageing of the asset base, higher traffic levels and raised expectations about maintaining the roadside environment. The infrastructure is under stress. Consequently, the condition and performance of the regional road infrastructure has deteriorated in recent years. VicRoads has prioritised its maintenance activities to address the most pressing problems and this has limited the impact on road users. However, without further action, the condition and performance of the arterial road infrastructure will deteriorate to a point where the impacts will become increasingly evident to the travelling public. The report recommends that VicRoads develops and publishes an enhanced suite of indicators to better represent the condition of road infrastructure. This will help the Victorian Government better understand the long-term implications of current maintenance resourcing decisions.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 57p
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: 115, session 2006-08

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01385541
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 192106076X
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 22 2012 6:59PM