AN ECONOMIC PRIORITY MODEL FOR RURAL HIGHWAY IMPROVEMENTS

THE PURPOSE WAS TO DEVELOP AN ECONOMIC MODEL THATWOULD PROVIDE THE HIGHWAY PLANNER WITH SUGGESTED CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS WHOSE PRIORITIES WERE BASED ON THEIR ECONOMIC MERITS. QUANTITATIVE MEASUREMENTS WERE SOUGHT FOR EACH FACTOR AND A DOLLAR VALUE WAS DETERMINED FOR MANY OF THE ITEMS INVOLVED. THE RESULTS OF THE QUANTIFICATION PROCESS WERE THEN EMPLOYED IN THE ECONOMIC PRIORITY MODEL CONSTRUCTED. A BENEFIT-COST RATIO ANALYSIS WAS EMPLOYED IN THE FINAL DISCRETION BEWWEEN IMPROVEMENT ALTERNATIVES AT THE SAME SITE (SECTION) AND AS THE PRIORITY RANK FOR THE VARIOUS SECTIONS. WITH THE VARIOUS COMPONENTS OF THE PROPOSED ECONOMIC PRIORITY MODEL FORMULATED AND THE COST ELEMENTS AND DECISION PARAMETERS EVALUATED, THE TECHNIQUE WAS APPLIED TO THE INDIANA RURAL STATE HIGHWAY SYSTEM. A COMPUTER PROGRAM WAS PREPARED FOR THIS PURPOSE AND THE DIGITAL COMPUTER WAS USED FOR THE ANALYSIS. THE RESULTS OF THE APPLICATION WERE VERIFIED BY FIELD CHECKS. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • No 28, 126 PP
  • Corporate Authors:

    Purdue University/Indiana Department of Transportation JHRP

    Purdue University, School of Civil Engineering
    West Lafayette, IN  United States  47907-1284
  • Authors:
    • Hejal, S S
  • Publication Date: 1970-12

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  • Accession Number: 00201039
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1971 12:00AM