More roads for less money

The paper reviews the effects of choice of construction methods and equipment, substitution of plentiful for scarce resources and design standards on the costs of construction and maintenance of highway improvements. It examines the impact of economic and social benefits on the community economy and comments on their relevance to the level of investment in highway improvement programmes. It sets out the relative proportions of the major components of benefits in the total benefits calculated for highway projects in several south east asian countries and provides an analysis of vehicle operating costs and the derived voc benefits into the elements of fuel and oil, tyres, repairs and maintenance and depreciation. The conclusions, drawn from the paper and the author's previous experience, emphasize the importance of the nature and conditions of road surface as an important determinant of vehicle operating costs and hence of the benefits which justify highway improvements. (A)

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 1-9
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 1

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01440423
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 10:58PM