The concept of lane rental, introduced to minimise delays to road traffic, is explained. Rental amounts are based on 'cost to the nation' figures assessed by the dtp's quadro (queues and delays at roadworks) program. The bonus/rental charge introduced in 1984 provided for a bonus payment to the contractor if he finished ahead of schedule and a rental payment if he overran. Continuous site rental involved the contractor being charged on a daily basis for occupation of the site and lane-by-lane rental related payment to the number and configuration of lanes occupied. Studies carried out between 1984 and 1987 found that compared with conventional contracts time savings of up to 50% were achieved and delays worth up to 14 million saved. During the period studied there was an additional contract cost of 3 million but 23 million worth of delays were avoided. The different types of lane rental working are examined and the most controversial difference found to be the weather clause. Contractors are on the whole found to be in favour of this method of working. Disadvantages include difficulties in the supply and testing of materials during 24 hour working. An examination of the pressure under which staff in lane rental work are put shows a need for making quick decisions and producing accurate contract documents. (TRRL)

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    LONDON,   United Kingdom  WC1H 0DZ
  • Authors:
    • Bodnar, V A
  • Publication Date: 1988-6

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  • Pagination: p. 22-26
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  • Accession Number: 00493253
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: May 31 1990 12:00AM