Analysis of Benefits and Costs for Gravel and Unpaved Roads

Unpaved roads are owned and maintained by county, township or tribal jurisdictions. Due to lower funding levels, there may be a lack of formal planning and prioritization of unpaved road networks with a focus on repair rather than preservation. As construction costs increase, prioritization of scarce funds is required to maintain an existing system. Over the last decade, construction costs have increased while funding has remained relatively constant (Federal Highway Administration 2018). This research is intended to develop a framework that includes user costs, condition analysis, life-cycle analysis and benefit-cost analysis for use in quantifying the impacts of maintenance and improvement activities on unpaved and gravel roads.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $140000
  • Contract Numbers:

    69A3551747108

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Mountain-Plains Consortium

    North Dakota State University
    Fargo, ND  United States  58108
  • Project Managers:

    Tolliver, Denver

  • Performing Organizations:

    Mountain-Plains Consortium

    North Dakota State University
    Fargo, ND  United States  58108
  • Principal Investigators:

    Dybing, Alan

  • Start Date: 20210824
  • Expected Completion Date: 20220731
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program
  • Source Data: MPC-658

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01779923
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Mountain-Plains Consortium
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747108
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Aug 26 2021 4:17PM