An Economic Analysis of Four Options for Dealing with Low-Volume Roads in Energy-Impacted Areas of Texas

The Texas A&M Transportation Institute undertook an economic analysis to compare the costs of maintaining a typical Texas low-volume road in an energy-impacted area in its current state versus widening and maintaining the road; converting it to an improved, emulsified asphalt surface (IEAS); or rehabilitating the low-volume road for short-term oil/gas field traffic. For each option, three different cost scenarios were considered. For each cost scenario, the analysis shows that converting the road to an IEAS is the lowest-cost alternative among the four options considered.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Technical Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 36p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01598791
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA/TX-15/0-6806-TTI-1, Report 0-6806-TTI-1
  • Contract Numbers: Project 0-6806
  • Created Date: Apr 21 2016 2:33PM