LIKELY EFFECTS ON CONSTRUCTION COST, SAFETY AND TRAFFIC VOLUME OF DIFFERENT PAVEMENT AND SHOULDER WIDTHS

Standard pavement and shoulder width for two lane undivided rural roads is suggested, based on consideration of construction cost, safety and traffic service volume. Cost data obtained from study sections of two completed road construction projects, one in flat country and one in rolling country were used to investigate the effect on construction cost of varying pavement and shoulder widths. Safety is considered by summarising the results of a literature survey. Service volumes are calculated for the study sections to indicate the relative efficiency of combinations of lane and shoulder width under traffic (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:
    • Eakins, D A
  • Publication Date: 1980-5

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 7 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00329682
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB Group Ltd.
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM