QUANTIFICATION OF AGENCY AND USER VALUES OF PAVEMENT PERFORMANCE

It has been found that there is a need to include agency and user values for pavement performance in engineering economic analysis of pavement strategies. In this paper a procedure for obtaining such information is described. In this study, interviews were conducted with 30 highway officials and 90 users, and estimated agency and user values of pavement performance derived from these are presented. Statistical analyses are performed to examine the characteristics of the two sets of values. The study found that the estimated agency values expressed in terms of percentage of projects costs, were not significantly affected by the size of projects. They were, however, dependent upon the management level of highway agency and pavement condition. Four user values of pavement performance, the study shows that travel distance and quality of road condition were the important factors to be considered.

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  • Accession Number: 00621883
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: May 31 1992 12:00AM