ESTIMATING MAINTENANCE NEEDS

THE AMOUNTS ALLOTTED FOR HIGHWAY AND STREET MAINTENANCE IN PREPARING ANNUAL PROGRAMS IS A SUBSTANTIAL AMOUNT OF THE TOTAL ANNUAL HIGHWAY PROGRAM FOR STATES, CITIES, COUNTIES, AND OTHER LOCAL JURISDICTIONS. IF ACCURACY FOR THE TOTAL ANNUAL PROGRAM IS TO BE ATTAINED, THE SAME CAREFUL APPROACH TO MAINTENANCE NEEDS MUST BE USED AS THE APPROACH IN APPRAISAL OF THE IMPROVEMENT NEEDS. BECAUSE OF EXISTING DEFECTS IN DEFINITIONS AND ACCOUNTING AND LACK OF STANDARDS, EXISTING MAINTENANCE RECORDS ARE USUALLY INSUFFICIENT FOR DEVELOPMENT OF MAINTENANCE AMOUNTS FOR STUDY PROGRAMS. TO SUPPLEMENT EXISTING RECORDS AND PROVIDE INFORMATION WHERE NO RECORDS EXIST, SEVERAL METHODS HAVE BEEN USED TO DEVELOP MAINTENANCE COSTS FOR ANNUAL PROGRAMS. THESE METHODS ARE EXAMINED AND DISCUSSED FOR STATE, CITY, AND COUNTY JURISDICTIONS. /AUTHOR/

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  • Accession Number: 00200318
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jul 7 1994 12:00AM