The section of the national highway between Penguin and Burnie in the north-west of Tasmania traverses some very difficult terrain, and while full national highway standards are not impossible to attain they would prove to be very expensive. The implication of this is, that if full national highway standards were to be applied, then this would result in less funds being available for the remaining network. In other works this results in a trade-off having to be made between the standard of this particular section and the standard of the entire system. The discussion paper evaluates the cost differentials between road construction at full national highway standards and at an alternative, lower standard. This may provide an insight on the effect of what may be excessively high standards for specific sections of the national highway, and may also provide some empirical justification for the premise that in certain circumstances standards ought to be subject to close scrutiny (a). (TRRL)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Workshop on the Economics of Road Design Standards, Canberra 18-20 May 1980 Papers.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Bureau of Transport Economics, Australia

    Allara Street
    Canberra City, A.C.T. 2601,   Australia 
  • Authors:
    • WILSON, A
    • Scorpecci, D
  • Publication Date: 1980-5

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 11 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00329668
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM