TOWARDS OPTIMAL RURAL ROAD ABANDONMENT AND UPGRADE STRATEGIES FOR SASKATCHEWAN

Rail branch line abandonment and consolidation of the grain elevator network is increasing the volume of road traffic, haul distances, and the size of trucks operating on rural roads in Saskatchewan. As a result, many rural roads in the province are literally falling apart. In response, authorities in the province are considering massive rural road upgrade investments. To aid the decision making process underway, a straight forward profit maximizing model was developed and applied to a stylized grain shed area. The model is designed to facilitate two key decisions: the point where additional roadway development is "unprofitable", and, where profitable, the optimal assignment of roadway type on a segment by segment basis.

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  • Accession Number: 00799121
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 6 2000 12:00AM