THE ASSESSMENT OF PRIORITY FOR ROADWORKS

THE PAPER STRESSES THE NEED FOR AN OBJECTIVE SYSTEM (OR SYSTEMS) FOR ASSESSING THE PRIORITY TO BE GIVEN TO ROADWORKS AND OUTLINES THE BENEFITS TO BE OBTAINED. FOUR TECHNIQUES WHICH COULD BE USED FOR THIS PURPOSE ARE EXAMINED AND THIER ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES ARE DISCUSSED. WITH THE EXCEPTION OF HIGHWAY RATINGS, MOST PRIORITY TECHNIQUES ARE TRAFFIC BIASED AND GIVE LITTLE OR NO WIEHGT TO THE STRUCTURAL CONDITIONS OF THE HIGHWAY. THEY ARE, THEREFORE, UNSUITED FOR ASSESSING THE PRIORITY OF MAINTENANCE WORKS AND THE SMALLER IMPROVEMENTS. THE LATTER CONSTITUTE A LARGE PROPORTION OF A HIGHWAY AUTHORITY'S WORK LOAD AND ARE VERY OFTEN INITIATED FOR LARGELY STRUCTURAL REASONS, INCREASED CAPACITY AND IMPROVED TRAFFIC FLOW BEING SOMETHING OF A BONUS. THE PAPER DESCRIBES LINDSEY4S EARLY EXPERIMENTS WITH HIGHWAY RATINGS AND THE LATEST SYSTEM WHICH IS CURRENTLY BEING DEVELOPED. (A).

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    Whitehall Technical Press Limited

    Wrotham Place
    Wrotham, Sevenoaks, Kent ME14 1PE,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Hydes, W S
    • Williams, W K
  • Publication Date: 1972-7

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 3-13
  • Serial:
    • Highway Engineer
    • Volume: 19 N
    • Publisher: Whitehall Press Limited
    • ISSN: 0306-6452

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00200643
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 15 1974 12:00AM