The aims of this study were the following: (1) to find the relative costs of those phases of construction, which are most important from the point of view of costs at different times of a year; (2) bring some important points of view on road construction in winter and (3) make recommendations for suitable winter roadworks. The study was made by analysing the costs and the use of resources in different phases of construction and at different times of year. Some interviews were also carried out. Material for the study was acquired from the reports of 9 different projects of road rehabilitation in Finland. The following work was included in the study: land clearance, ditchwork, drums, rock cutting and embankment, soil excavation and embankment, structural layers, crushing and bridge construction. The results of the study indicate that rock cutting, soil excavation and construction of structural layers are the work which can be done in winter without considerable additional costs compared with the work done in summer. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Nordiska Vaegtekniska Foerbundet

    Statens Vaegver
    Borlaenge,   Sweden 
  • Publication Date: 1980


  • Swedish

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 60 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00330364
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NR 15: 1980 Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 9 1981 12:00AM