ADVANCE ROAD PROGRAMS

AUTHORITATIVE INFORMATION ON ALL PHASES OF COUNTY ROAD MANAGEMENT IS PROVIDED. ADVANCE ROAD PROGRAMMING IS THE PLANNING OF IMPROVEMENTS WELL IN ADVANCE OF ACTUAL WORK. THE FIRST STEP IN THE PROCESS OF SETTING UP A SYSTEM FOR SUCH PROGRAMMING IS THE INVENTORY WHICH INVOLVES THE COLLECTION AND ORGANIZATION OF PHYSICAL DATA AND ROAD USE DATA THAT WILL AFTERWARDS BE USED TO CLASSIFY THE ROADS, ANALYZE NEEDS AND DEFICIENCIES AND FORMULATE A PLAN OF OPERATIONS THAT WILL BRING THE COUNTY'S ROAD SYSTEM UP TO ACCEPTABLE STANDARDS. CLASSIFICATION SORTS OUT THE RURAL ROADS AND URBAN STREETS AND APPLIES THE PROPER FUNCTIONAL NAME TAG TO EACH. IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS THAT ARE NECESSARY TO BRING THE ROADWAY SYSTEM TO AN ADAQUATE LEVEL OF CONDITION AND SERVICEABILITY NEED TO BE DETERMINED. REPORTED IMPROVEMENT NEEDS ARE TRANSLATED INTO A FIRM PLAN OF ACTION CONSISTENT WITH THE FINANCIAL CAPABILITY OF THE COUNTY. A METHODICAL AND IMPARTIAL PROCEDURE, TERMED PRIORITY ANALYSIS, RANKS NEEDED IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS IN ORDER OF RELATIVE URGENCY. PROGRAM ASSEMBLY TAKES UP THE DATA ON NEEDS, FINANCING AND PRIORITIES, SEASONS IT WITH LEGITIMATE PRACTICAL CONSIDERATIONS AND CONVERTS IT TO AN ACTUAL CONSTRUCTION TIMETABLE.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • 56 Pp, 30 FIG
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Association of County Engineers

    440 First Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001
  • Publication Date: 1965

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00200227
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 28 1970 12:00AM