RELATION OF SUFFICIENCY RATINGS, TOLERABLE STANDARDS, AND PRIORITIES

SUFFICIENCY RATINGS ARE DISCUSSED AS AN AID IN MEASURING HIGHWAY NEEDS BY REFERENCE TO SOUND DESIGN STANDARDS. HOWEVER, A NUMBER OF OTHER FACTORS MUST BE CONSIDERED WHICH ALSO AFFECT THE PRIORITY RATING. THESE ARE: (1) EFFECT OF HIGHWAY CLASSIFICATION, (2) GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION, (3) CONTINUITY AND CONSISTENCY OF ROUTE DEVELOPMENT, (4) RURAL- URBAN AND URBAN-URBAN RELATIONSHIPS, (5) BENEFIT-COST RATIO, (6) BACKLOAD, FUTURE AND EMERGENCY NEEDS, AND (7) TIME AND PERSONNEL. THESE SHOULD HAVE EQUAL CONSIDERATION WITH THE SUFFICIENCY RATING BEFORE ANNUAL PRIORITIES ARE SET.

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  • Authors:
    • Fritts, C E
  • Publication Date: 1952

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  • Created Date: Apr 10 1994 12:00AM