THE HIGH COST MODEL GENERAL FRAMEWORK

This report describes an analytic model--the Highway Cost Model--for use in evaluating alternative design, construction and maintenance strategies for low-volume road. The focus of the model is on feasibility-level engineering decisions and their implications for total transport costs. The types of decisions which are within the scope of the model include the choice of alignment, geometric standard, surface type, maintenance policy, and construction and maintenance methods. The costs considered include the costs of labor, equipment and materialsfor all construction, maintenance, and road user activities. The model may be used at both the prefeasibility and feasibility stages of project evaluation, and has been structured so that it provides information useful in both budgetary and economic planning of low volume roads.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared for the Office of Science and Technology, AGency for International Development.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Department of Civil Engineering, 77 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02139
  • Authors:
    • Moavenzadeh, F
    • Berger, F
    • Brademeyer, B
    • Wyatt, R
  • Publication Date: 1975-9

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 123 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00138575
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TAP 75-4
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 4 1976 12:00AM