The subject of this paper is the assessment of road infrastructure in Australia. A network of strategic economic importance that links the mainland capital cities, Hobart and Burnie, and Brisbane and Cairns, is selected for analysis. The concepts and theory that underpin a technical and an economic method of infrastructure assessment are discussed in detail. The characteristics of the selected network are discussed in terms of the type of road infrastructure it consists of, and projections are made of future traffic volumes on the network in the year 2014-15. The adequacy of the current infrastructure is assessed with those traffic levels being imposed onto it. The results of the technical assessment give an indication of the relative service levels provided by each individual corridor at those traffic volumes, and hence, where inadequacies are most likely to arise in the future. The results of the economic assessment indicate how and where the infrastructure may warrant improvement given the projected traffic volumes. Additionally, they give an indication of the likely cost of the improvements. Estimates are also made of the likely amount of expenditure that may need to be devoted to asset preservation to the year 2014-15. (a)

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  • Publication Date: 1994-12


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  • Accession Number: 00715702
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 0-642-22460-9
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1996 12:00AM