NATIONWIDE COSTS OF HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS

Technical notes are presented which provide insight into the subject of costs of highway maintenance and operations. The term "Highway Maintenance" is defined and expenditures for 1974 (estimated to be $6.21 billion) are discussed. In the period 1973 to 1974 the states spent 16.5 to 16.7 percent of their total highway disbursements on maintenance and operations. State, county and township disbursements are discussed, and the effect of inflation on expenditures is examined. Expenditures are categorized into those for physical maintenance for roads and structures, traffic services, traffic control service facilities, and those for the operation of toll facilities. The average per mile expenditure is reviewed, and factors which tend to increase maintenance costs, and future trends are outlined.

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  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 22-30
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00096897
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 10 1975 12:00AM