THE ANNUAL COST OF HIGHWAYS

A METHOD FOR DETERMINING ANNUAL COST OF HIGHWAYS HAS MANY USES IN HIGHWAY ECONOMICS, INCLUDING A COMPARISON OF PAVEMENT TYPES. ECONOMIC YARDSTICK METHODS FOR DETERMINING THE ANNUAL COST OF HIGHWAYS ARE REVIEWED. IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT AASHO ADOPT A FORMALIZED PROCEDURE FOR DETERMINING THE ANNUAL COST OF HIGHWAYS. THIS WILL BE OF MATERIAL ASSISTANCE IN THE SOLUTION OF THE BENEFIT-COST RATIO WHICH CAN BE USED TO MEASURE THE RELATIVE VALUE TO THE PUBLIC OF THE VARIOUS PROJECTS IN THE SELECTION OF A CONSTRUCTION PROGRAM. SUCH INFORMATION WILL BE OF GREAT AID IN MAKING A CHOICE BETWEEN ALTERNATE HIGHWAY LOCATIONS, AND ALSO AS A CHECK ON THE DESIGN OF A PROJECT. IF THE BENEFIT-COST RATIO IS LESS THAN ONE, THE ANNUAL BENEFITS OF THE PROJECT ARE NOT ENOUGH TO JUSTIFY THE ANNUAL COST AND THE NEED FOR A LESS EXPENSIVE DESIGN IS INDICATED.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 91-111
  • Monograph Title: Highway economics
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00201104
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Dec 12 1994 12:00AM