GOOD ROADS DO COST LESS

A Council in the Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton, Canada, has demonstrated that good roads do cost less. This was made possible by the Council's approval of a program of maintenance and repair at the right time as determined by testing rather than waiting until after the roadways deteriorated beyond repair. This has resulted in a high standard of roadway, lower user costs, and reduced tax requirements. This article discusses how one should go about getting the extra funds to carry out the proper repair program. The road official's responsibility is to show the public how to arrive at the lowest necessary cost. It is shown how basic performance facts about roadways could be used to show the public how they can have a good level of riding comfort while paying less for maintenance and direct user costs.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Scranton Gillette Communications

    380 E Northwest Highway, Suite 200
    Des Planes, IL  USA  60016-2282
  • Authors:
    • Sheflin, M J
  • Publication Date: 1980-10

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  • Accession Number: 00324329
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 15 1981 12:00AM