Detailed strategic planning for roads is important not only because of the high cost of road repair and construction but also because of the long-term effects of routine decisions. The consequences of current maintenance policy may be felt for the next thirty years. However, the management of Australia's roaads is characterised by a paucity of usable strategic planning information. Such information as exists is fragmented and dispersed. This paper describes an exploration of the long-range projection of road pavement condition using a technique that was expected to require only readily available data. In this technique, a Markov chain approach was used to represent the opposing effects of road wear and road work in the changing condition of pavements. The technique was designed to show the consequences of sustained application of selected maintenance policies and in that connection the results of this initial work are promising. They suggest that the approach can be developed to be of use in the management of road pavements and similar assets. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Australian Government Publishing Service

    P.O. Box 84
    Canberra, A.C.T. 2600,   Australia 


  • Publication Date: 1985

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  • Accession Number: 00452334
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Rept No 60
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: May 31 1986 12:00AM