Setting priorities: Georgia DOT assesses its state highway system and yields priority criteria

The maintenance of the U.S. highway and road infrastructure system is of the utmost importance to each state-level department of transportation. This article explains how to achieve a working priority scheme that is essential to overall system health. The Georgia State Highway System is used as an example, in terms of how the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) carefully balances the bulk of state-owned mileage through negotiations and transfers to local governments. GDOT's Office of Transportation Data (OTD) initiated a research project with the goal of working towards a state highway prioritization system, seeking to answer three questions: (1) Which routes have a higher priority? (2) Which routes have a lower priority? and (3) What are the criteria? This resulted in the Route Prioritization Plan.


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  • Accession Number: 01599953
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 20 2016 10:19AM