THE EXPLORATION OF ECONOMIC, SAFETY, MAINTENANCE AND/OR OPERATION OF PAVED VERSUS UNPAVED SHOULDERS

THE REPORT PRESENTS INFORMATIVE SUMMARIES OF PERTINENT REFERENCES USED IN EXPLORING WHAT HAS BEEN DONE IN THE PAST CONCERNING THE ECONOMY, MAINTENANCE, SAFETY, AND OPERATIONAL ASPECTS OF PAVED VERSUS UNPAVED SHOULDERS AND OF CURRENT PRACTICES AND COSTS OF SHOULDERS IN NORTH CAROLINA AND OTHER STATES. LIMITATIONS OF MAINTENANCE COST DATA CURRENTLY AVAILABLE IN NORTH CAROLINA IS REVIEWED ALONG WITH SUGGESTIONS FOR FUTURE NEEDS IF SHOULDER STUDIES ARE TO BE MADE. EIGHT PLANS FOR POSSIBLE RESEARCH ARE DESCRIBED AND EMBELLISHED WITH PERTINENT EVALUATIONS. RECOGNITION IS GIVEN TO THE BENEFITS DERIVED FROM PAVED SHOULDERS BUT THE SHOULDER PROBLEM MUST BE STUDIED CONCOMITANTLY WITH ALL OTHER ROADWAY AND TRAFFIC CHARACTERISTICS TO DETERMINE THEIR EFFECTS AND INTERRELATIONSHIPS. /BPR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Hpr Erd-110-P-1 /UNIV/, 65-3, P-1 /STATE/
  • Corporate Authors:

    North Carolina State University, Raleigh

    Department of Engineering Research
    Raleigh, NC  United States  27695

    North Carolina State Highway and Public Works Commission

    P.O. Box 25201, 1 South Wilmington Street
    Raleigh, NC  United States  27611
  • Authors:
    • Heimbach, C L
    • Vick, H D
  • Publication Date: 1966-6

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00201168
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bureau of Public Roads /US
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 1 1994 12:00AM