DECISION METHODOLOGY FOR MAINTENANCE AND UPGRADING: COSTS, TRAFFIC, AND BENEFITS

Metodología de decisiones en la conservación y mejora: costos, tránsito y beneficios = Méthodologie de Prise de décision en matière d'entretien et d'amelioration: coûts, trafic et avantages

This compendium is a product of a 3-year project to enhance rural transportation in developing countries by providing improved access to existing information on the planning, design, construction, and maintenance of low-volume roads. The compendium is concerned with the techniques used to determine the amount of maintenance effort that is most beneficial to a nation's entire economy. The use of an economic evaluation of maintenance activities not only determines the most cost-effective level of maintenance for each roadway but also indicates the proper timing of each upgrading activity. The nine texts that have been reprinted in the compendium in full or in excerpted portions are: The Economic Issues of Highway Maintenance (Permanent International Association of Road Congresses, 1979); Maintenance Costing Method for Low-Volume Roads (Highway Research Board, 1973); Main Road Maintenance Costs (Ministry of Public Works, Republic of Upper Volta, 1977); Evaluating the Economic Priority of Highway Maintenance (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, 1977); Engineering Economics of the Maintenance of Earth and Gravel Roads (Transportation Research Board, 1979); Effect of Simple Road Improvement Measures on Vehicle Operating Costs in the Eastern Caribbean (Transportation Research Board, 1979); Outline of a Generalized Road Roughness Index for Worldwide Use (Transportation Research Board, 1979); A Review of Rural Traffic-Counting Methods in Developing Countries (Transport and Road Research Laboratory, U.K., 1972); and The Sensitivity to Traffic Estimates of Road Planning in Developing Countries (Transport and Road Research Laboratory, U.K., 1973).

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  • English
  • Spanish
  • French

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  • Accession Number: 00316387
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 030902997X
  • Contract Numbers: AID/OTR-C-1591, Project 931-1116
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Oct 27 1980 12:00AM