THE INFLUENCE OF DESIGN STANDARDS ON ROAD LOCATIONS AND COSTS FOR DIFFERENT TERRAIN TYPES AND TRAFFIC DESCRIPTIONS

This paper describes the initial stages of a research project aimed at quantification of the effects of variation of design standards on the locations and costs of rural roads constructed in different types of terrain and carrying a range of volumes and compositions of traffic. Central to the project is the application of the OPTLOC computer programs for route selection to a number of location bands encompassing the range of terrain types. An important aspect of the work is the development of a rational procedure for classification of terrain to facilitate application of the results of the study (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:
    • BENNETT, D W
  • Publication Date: 1980-5

Media Info

  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 23 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00329671
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM