Estimating the Life-Cycle Cost of Intersection Designs

Agencies and practitioners have long struggled with the task of comparing intersection and facility designs in terms of the immediate and long-term costs. This project addresses this issue by developing a tool that provides a consistent and defensible approach to such comparisons. The Life-Cycle Cost Estimation Tool (LCCET) is a spreadsheet program written in a Microsoft Excel for Windows that allows users to compare alternatives based on initial construction costs, ongoing maintenance and operations costs, operational efficiencies for a variety of modes, safety effects, and emissions. The results show relative comparison of alternatives, including benefit-cost ratios compared to a base case. The tool also displays results visually to facilitate a better understanding of where costs would be incurred.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Edition: Contractor's Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 117p
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    Open Access (libre)

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01599024
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780309431125
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NCHRP Project 03-110
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: May 17 2016 2:14PM