Synthesis of Information Related to Highway Practices. Topic 48-07. Investment Prioritization Methods for Low Volume Roads

TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Synthesis 521: Investment Prioritization Methods for Low-Volume Roads documents current practices used by transportation agencies to make investment decisions about low-volume roads. Current transportation asset management practices for low-volume roads typically use asset condition, traffic, and safety metrics to prioritize investment decisions for preservation, maintenance, repair, and replacement projects. However, these metrics do not fully measure the significant value for the wider economy and society that low-volume roads can provide. This publication also addresses the challenges that decision makers may face to communicate the value of such investments to stakeholders in an era of limited funds and constantly changing demands on the transportation system.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $45000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-05, Topic 48-07

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Gause, Jo

  • Performing Organizations:

    Economic Development Research Group, Incorporated

    Boston, MA  United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Weisbrod, Glen

  • Start Date: 20160915
  • Expected Completion Date: 20180522
  • Actual Completion Date: 20180522
  • Source Data: RiP Project 40816

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01598981
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-05, Topic 48-07
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: May 11 2016 1:00AM