One of the basic requirements for the proper management of highway maintenance activities is the establishment of maintenance levels-of-service, i.e., at what levels or conditions should a maintenance activity be initiated. A systematic methodology was developed for determining the maintenance levels-of-service that would maximize the user benefits subject to the constraints of available resources. This paper describes a demonstration of the methodology for two maintenance problems in a state. The necessary inputs for the methodology were obtained from the data base of information currently available to the state transportation department. The data base included information available in the literature, studies conducted within the department, information available from maintenance management systems, and experience and judgment of knowledgeable individuals within the department. Results of the analysis produced levels-of-service that were intuitively satisfactory. Sensitivity analyses were conducted to determine the impact of conditions such as budget cuts and changes in the relative weights of different considerations on the determination of optimum levels-of-service. While the demonstration phase of the project was limited to two problems, the results indicate that the methodology can work and should be implementable by state agencies. (Author)

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 6-14
  • Monograph Title: Maintaining the maintenance management system
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00334221
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309031117
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1981 12:00AM