More than 2,900 of the 3,000 counties in the United States have responsibility for managing road systems. Most of these systems consist of low-volume roads. The condition of rural roads has a direct influence on the cost of living, for farm products are generally transported to the market-place via low-volume roads. Since 1967, county low-volume roads have had to conform to design standards initially recommended for high-volume roads. This conformance has stunted road improvement progress and increased project costs as much as 100 to 200 percent.

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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:
    • Harrington, W G
  • Publication Date: 1975

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: pp 43-48
  • Monograph Title: Low-volume roads: proceedings of a workshop held June 16-19, 1975, in Boise, Idaho
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  • Accession Number: 00142691
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Feb 1 1977 12:00AM