VALUE ENGINEERING STUDY OF SHOULDER MAINTENANCE
This effort to optimize the expenditure of shoulder maintenance resources using value engineering techniques identified cost savings (estimated) approaching 50 percent in connection with foreslope reshaping for the idealized case where obstructures such as delineators and signposts could be removed. Estimated cost savings of up to 26 percent were identified in the foreslope reshaping operation without removal of foreslope obstructions. Recommendations are made regarding equipment and procedural modifications for improvement of foreslope (shoulder) maintenance, and regarding development of an improved shoulder type selection process. The study included data collection to illustrate the operation of one maintenance station in each of 3 districts. In adddition, statewide costs were obtained and used in shoulder maintenance cost analyses. Selected shoulder maintenance operations were analyzed functionally in an effort to reduce their costs.
- This project was undertaken in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, and the State Highway agencies of Arizona, Iowa, and West Virginia. This report represents Idaho's input to the project. A final report summarizing the work of all four State study teams will be published by FHWA.
Boise, ID United States 83707
- Publication Date: 1977-2
- Features: Figures; Photos; References;
- Pagination: 22 p.
- TRT Terms: Expenditures; Highway maintenance; Maintenance equipment; Maintenance management; Obstructions (Navigation); Road shoulders; Savings; Slopes; Value engineering
- Uncontrolled Terms: Maintenance costs
- Old TRIS Terms: Obstruction; Shaping
- Subject Areas: Highways; Maintenance and Preservation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00163564
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: Res. Project 83
- Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
- Created Date: Mar 14 1978 12:00AM