IMPLICATIONS OF ALTERNATIVE STANDARDS : A TASMANIAN CASE STUDY
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)
- Workshop on the Economics of Road Design Standards, Canberra 18-20 May 1980 Papers.
Bureau of Transport Economics, AustraliaAllara Street
Canberra City, A.C.T. 2601, Australia
- WILSON, A
- Scorpecci, D
- Publication Date: 1980-5
- Features: Figures; Tables;
- Pagination: 11 p.
- TRT Terms: Alternatives analysis; Conferences; Costs; Design standards; Highway design; Highway planning; Highways; Road construction; Standards
- Geographic Terms: Australia
- ITRD Terms: 8006: Australia; 8525: Conference; 224: Cost; 2855: Highway design; 3665: Road construction; 187: Specification (standard)
- Subject Areas: Design; Finance; Highways; Planning and Forecasting; I10: Economics and Administration; I21: Planning of Transport Infrastructure;
- Accession Number: 00329668
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: ARRB Group Ltd.
- Files: ITRD, TRIS
- Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM