FLEXIBLE ANALYSIS OF HIGHWAY NEEDS IN MANITOBA

A COMPUTER PROGRAM WAS DEVELOPED IN MANITOBA TO DETERMINE PHYSICAL ROAD NEEDS AND COSTS. THE PROGRAM PROVIDED CENTRALIZED CONTROL, GREATER ACCURACY WITH MINIMUM PERSONNEL THAN USUAL METHODS OF FIELD ESTIMATING, AND FLEXIBILITY TO ALTER STANDARDS. THE LATTER IS IMPORTANT IN RESEARCH RELATED TO COST CONSEQUENCES OF DIFFERENT DESIGNS, AMOUNT AND TYPE OF WORK REQUIRED UNDER VARYING CONDITIONS AND POLICIES, AND THE ULTIMATE CHARACTER OF VARIOUS ROAD SYSTEMS THAT WOULD RESULT. EXAMPLES ARE GIVEN, SUCH AS' LOWERING STANDARDS ONE LEVEL /BELOW THOSE CONSIDERED DESIRABLE/ REDUCE PROVINCE- WIDE COSTS BY ABOUT ONE-THIRD, FOR LIGHT TRAFFIC LOCAL ROADS IN A PARTICULAR LOCALITY, INCREASING GRADE WIDTH FROM 24 TO 30 FT INCREASED TOTAL COSTS 8 PERCENT FOR SUCH ROADS. THE PAPER OUTLINES ESSENTIAL FEATURES OF THE APPRAISAL PROCESS AND THE COMPUTER PROGRAM THAT ARE ADAPTABLE TO A WIDE RANGE OF PHYSICAL AND TRAFFIC CONDITIONS. /AUTHOR/

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 78-97
  • Monograph Title: Programing and needs 1963 and 1964
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  • Accession Number: 00200020
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Mar 24 1994 12:00AM