The Cost of Roadway Construction, Operations and Maintenance in New Jersey: Phase 1 Final Report

New Jersey’s transportation systems comprises a vast array of infrastructure, The costs associated with planning, constructing, operating and maintaining New Jersey’s transportation infrastructure is significant and can vary significantly from year to year. On average, 59 percent of total transportation-related expenditures in the New Jersey are for activities not directly associated with planning, constructing, operating, and maintaining roads and bridges under New Jersey Department of Transportation's (NJDOT’s) jurisdiction. The primary research objective for Phase I of this study was to estimate how much it costs on average to plan, construct, operate and maintain the roadways and bridges under NJDOT jurisdiction. Costs averaged around $1.5 billion annually. This equates to an average cost of $183,757 per lane mile, excluding debt service, to plan, construct, operate and maintain the roadways and bridges under NJDOT jurisdiction. When interest payments on bonds is added in, the total cost increases to an average of $212,927 per lane mile. These results provide a baseline understanding of average aggregate costs associated with NJDOT roadways and bridges. Additional analysis will be conducted as part of Phase II of the study in order to understand more completely the factors that influence cost efficiency of specific NJDOT projects and programs, and the costs associated with planning, constructing, operating and maintaining roadways under the jurisdictions of New Jersey toll road Authorities.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Tables;
  • Pagination: 53p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01600171
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NJ-2016-003
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: May 20 2016 11:09AM