Preserving the Functionality/Asset Value of the State Highway System: Technical Report

Maintaining, preserving, and enhancing the functionality of state and local roadways of our transportation system is important because it maintains capacity and efficiency, reduces potential for congestion, maintains safety, reduces the need for further (or unplanned) improvements, and protects the value of our investments in both transportation infrastructure and adjacent land development. It is important that functionality be considered and in all stages of a highway’s lifecycle. This report provides guidance on how to protect, preserve, and enhance highway functionality within the areas of planning and land development, operations and capacity, right of way, infrastructure and maintenance, and safety. Each of the five areas plays a part in establishing how well or poorly a highway may function and in meeting or preserving its intended function. The project includes case studies of the IH 10 Katy Freeway in Houston, SH 289 in Frisco and Plano, and SH 105 between the cities of Conroe and Montgomery, Texas. These case studies show how functionality changes over time and identifies opportunities to preserve or restore functionality. The report provides recommendations for how the Texas Department of Transportation, metropolitan planning organizations, local jurisdictions, and other transportation stakeholders and agencies can protect, preserve, and enhance the functionality of the state highway system in Texas.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Project Title: Preserving Functionality/Asset Value of the State Highway System. Report Date: October 2009; Published: February 2010.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Texas Transportation Institute

    Texas A&M University System, 3135 TAMU
    College Station, TX  United States  77843-3135

    Texas Department of Transportation

    Research and Technology Implementation Office, P.O. Box 5080
    Austin, TX  United States  78763-5080

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Hard, Edwin N
    • Bochner, Brian S
    • Li, Yingfeng
    • Qi, Yi
    • Damnjanovic, Ivan D
    • Frawley, William E
  • Publication Date: 2010-2


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Edition: Technical Report
  • Features: Figures; Maps; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 226p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01154223
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA/TX-10/0-6208-1, Report 0-6208-1
  • Contract Numbers: Project 0-6208
  • Created Date: Apr 12 2010 1:59PM