LOCAL ROAD SURFACING CRITERIA: AUTOMATED SOFTWARE USER'S GUIDE

On a daily basis, local road agencies in South Dakota face the challenge of how to cost-effectively maintain low-volume roads. Specifically, decision makers are faced with the challenge of determining when it is most economical to maintain, upgrade, or downgrade a road's existing surface. In order to assist decision makers with these types of decisions, the South Dakota Department of Transportation initiated a research study in 2002 to investigate surfacing criteria for low-volume roads. This report describes the software tool and user's guide developed as part of this project. The software tool allows the user to analyze economic and non-economic factors, such as political factors, housing concentration, and industry/truck traffic, at specific locations to determine the appropriate surface type. The user's guide is a hands-on guide that introduces the macro-driven Microsoft Excel-based analytical tool that was developed to apply the low-volume road management methodologies recommended in the final report.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 38 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00987653
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SD2002-10-UG
  • Contract Numbers: 310803
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 8 2005 12:00AM