GUIDELINES FOR SELECTING A COST-EFFECTIVE SMALL HIGHWAY SIGN SUPPORT SYSTEM
Guidelines are presented to assist transportation agencies select a sign support system. Three major elements are addressed in the guidelines: safety, design, and economics. An economic analysis procedure was formulated whereby the present worth of initial and annual costs of a given support system can be computed and compared with costs of other systems. The procedure was used in an example to analyze the relative costs of available support systems for small sign installations. A limited sensitivity analysis was also performed to evaluate the influence of input parameters on costs.
- Revision of report dated Sept. 78. See also PB-297405, and PB-297407.
Texas A&M Research FoundationCollege Station, TX USA 77843
Washington, DC USA 20590
- Ross, HEJ
- Griffin, L I
- Publication Date: 1979-7
- Pagination: 84 p.
- TRT Terms: Alternatives analysis; Analysis; Cost effectiveness; Costs; Design; Economic factors; Economics; Guidelines; Poles (Supports); Safety; Structural supports; Traffic signs
- Uncontrolled Terms: Cost analysis; Selecting
- Old TRIS Terms: Supports
- Subject Areas: Design; Economics; Finance; Highways; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00197633
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: RF3254-4 Intrm Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-FH-11-8821
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Aug 28 1979 12:00AM