Investment Prioritization Methods for Low-Volume Roads

Current transportation asset management practices for low-volume roads typically use asset condition, traffic, and safety metrics to prioritize investment decisions for preservation, maintenance, repair, and replacement projects. However, these metrics do not fully measure the significant value for the wider economy and society that low-volume roads can provide. This synthesis documents current practices used by transportation agencies to make investment decisions about low-volume roads. The synthesis also addresses the challenges that decision makers may face to communicate the value of such investments to stakeholders in an era of limited funds and constantly changing demands on the transportation system. Information used in this study was gathered through a literature review, a survey of state departments of transportation and Canadian provincial transportation agencies, and follow-up interviews with selected agencies. Six case examples provide additional information on the state of the practice for prioritization of low-volume roads.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 73p
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  • Accession Number: 01671935
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780309390286
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jun 11 2018 9:42AM