U.K. DEVELOPMENTS IN HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE SINCE THE MARSHALL REPORT

Recommendations in the Marshall Report encouraged research into many areas of highway maintenance and accelerated the progress of several ongoing developments. The research concerning highway maintenance in the United Kingdom is described, and progress is reviewed. Particular areas studied that may have application to U.S. practices are discussed in some detail. These include a methodolgy for roadworker and field management training; the evaluation and trials of maintenance standards; means of obtaining objective assessments of maintenance needs and priorities, including the use of measuring equipment and structural assessment systes; a computerized approach to the production of estimates and allocation of resources; the identification of organizational principles; comparability of costing and accounting systems; data collection; and work and method study. Other common problems that have only been tentatively explored or have yet to be studied are also discussed. The paper develops an objective, numerate approach to the management and execution of highway maintenance. /Author/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 25-37
  • Monograph Title: Hazardous materials transportation and highway maintenance
  • Serial:

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00129362
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309024609
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Mar 10 1976 12:00AM