In April and May 1974, an engineering evaluation study was conducted on the construction of precast concrete median barriers built according to the standard design section of the States of Washington and Oregon. The objective of the study was to establish the actual costs of constructing these basically similar designs. Cost data collected on constructing these sections was gathered in precast plants, located in each State. The plants were under the same ownership. Both design sections were precast in 12.5 foot sections and in much the same manner. Final study figures show that the Washington design required a labor input of 1.4 man-hours per section while the labor input required for the Oregon design was only 1.1 man-hours per section. Material costs per section as quoted by the manufacturer ran $40.71 for the Washington design and $23.58 for the Oregon design. A final review of all associated construction costs indicates that the per foot cost of building the Washington and Oregon designs was $9.12 and $6.35, respectively. /Author/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Fraher, M J
    • Fowler, C M
    • McCulloch, J A
  • Publication Date: 1974-4

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 10 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00082737
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-DP-EE-801
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 26 1975 12:00AM