DILEMMAS IN THE ADMINISTRATION, PLANNING, DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION, AND MAINTENANCE OF LOW-VOLUME ROADS

Low-volume roads are unique because of the severe economic or financial constraints placed on them. Even so, the most logical approach to decisions regarding them is to consider element by element which features can best be reduced below the standards of a free-flowing freeway. This paper considers how such decisions are effected in the areas of administration, planning, design, construction, and maintenance. Special attention is given to three topics. The first is the relative importance of accidents as they affect standards. The second is standards for the cross section, including roadbed width, side slopes, and backslopes. The third is low-cost design innovations that may be effective in reducing accidents. The conclusion is that low-volume roads have many unique characteristics and problems that call for well-thought-out and innovative approaches.

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    • Proceedings of a work shop held June 16-19, 1975, in Boise, Idaho by the Transportation Research Board.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Research Board (TRB)

    Washington, DC   
  • Authors:
    • Oglesby, Clarkson H
  • Publication Date: 1975

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 7-16
  • Monograph Title: Low-volume roads: proceedings of a workshop held June 16-19, 1975, in Boise, Idaho
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    Open Access (libre)

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  • Accession Number: 00142687
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Feb 1 1977 12:00AM