Throughout Canada and the USA, highway authorities are responsible for effectively and efficiently maintaining the quality of pavements on thousands of kilometres of roads. In the present-day environment, with scarce resources, and the attendant stringent control on funds, it is becoming increasingly important to determine the level of funding necessary to maintain the highway system at a specified level of serviceability, and to allocate given budgets in the most cost-effective manner, i.e. to maximize the overall serviceability of the highway system while staying within the limitations imposed by available funds. This paper presents an overview of PARS, a computer-based system for priority and financial planning of pavement rehabilitation. It describes a method of deriving the minimum funding levels, on a multi-year basis, required to achieve specified annual system service levels. The problem of allocating available budgets across the network of projects is presented. The success achieved to date in implementing PARS is discussed. (Author/TRRL)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This paper was presented during the 1982 Roads and Transportation Association of Canada Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia, September 1982.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Association of Canada (TAC)

    Ottawa, Ontario  Canada 
  • Authors:
    • KHER, R
    • Cook, W D
  • Publication Date: 1982-9

Media Info

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

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00382381
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Association of Canada (TAC)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 30 1984 12:00AM