HOW WISCONSIN RATES ITS GRAVEL ROADS

In Wisconsin there are over 25,000 miles of gravel roads under the jurisdiction of local governments. Maintaining and improving these roads is a major responsibility for the state's local governments. Wisconsin uses a visual method for assessing roadway condition. Other information such as material sampling, testing, and traffic counts can be useful for a more detailed system plan. Another necessary step is setting priorities for roadway improvements. Agencies can use roadway condition and the local importance of these roads to assign priorities. Then budgets can be developed that are based on cost estimates for the projected improvements. Since not all improvements can usually be made in one year, agencies can set up a multi-year budget plan. They can make a capital improvement plan for 3 to 5 years that usually is updated annually.

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    Park Ridge, IL  United States  60068
  • Publication Date: 1996-4

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  • Accession Number: 00721210
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 10 1996 12:00AM