This paper describes Optloc II, a computer system developed to aid in the location of individual segments of a highway network. The system has been designed primarily for the selection of minimum-cost routes subject to appropriate locational constraints and may be applied either to three-dimensional route selection, to the choice of minimum-cost vertical profiles for given horizontal alignments or to the evaluation of routes whose locations are completely pre-specified. The Optloc II system was recently used by the Country Roads Board, Victoria (CRB), in the location investigation for a section of the Mornington Peninsula Freeway. In discussing this application, the paper demonstrates the manner in which Optloc can assist the highway planner in making broad policy decisions by identifying the economically most efficient routes which can be achieved within the restrictions implied by each alternative policy, and by providing a detailed quantitative assessment of each such route. /Author/TRRL/


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 97-127
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 7
    • Issue Number: 2

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00134516
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • ISBN: 0 909996 695
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1976 12:00AM