A Multi-Dimensional Sustainability Plan for Expressway Asset Preservation, Safety and Quality of Life

The City of Hamilton, Ontario, is constructing an Expressway, which includes a number of subcomponents that must be considered if social, environmental, and financial benefits are to be maximized and costs minimized. The City evaluated the Expressway’s life-cycle requirements at the beginning of its life to ensure availability of sufficient long-term funding for this important infrastructure asset. A portion currently under construction is in an environmentally sensitive area. As such, the City has not only committed to long-term management of a significant transportation corridor, but to maintenance of this natural habitat. The City reviewed the sustainable funding requirements to efficiently manage these assets over a 100-year period. The resulting multi-dimensional sustainability plan offers a range of maintenance, rehabilitation, and reconstruction options, and preliminary budgetary envelopes. Environmental issues were also identified that must be considered as part of the ongoing management of these assets. This paper gives an overview of the unique nature of the Expressway and the developed multi-dimensional sustainability plan, including how the plan will be used as a basis for the City’s future Road Network Asset Management Framework.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 11p
  • Monograph Title: 7th International Conference on Managing Pavement Assets, June 23-28, 2008, Calgary, Alberta, Canada: "Preserving What We Have, Investing in the Future, and Finding the Balance"

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  • Accession Number: 01447686
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 28 2012 3:30PM