Estimation of highway maintenance marginal cost under multiple maintenance activities

Shadi B. Anani, Samer Madanat

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    Abstract

    This paper focuses on the estimation of highway maintenance marginal costs. Highway maintenance marginal cost has been estimated in the literature using the perpetual overlay indirect approach. This approach assumes that pavement overlay costs dominate maintenance costs and ignores other maintenance activities. This paper focuses on two questions. First, is it acceptable to ignore the less costly activities? Second, if multiple maintenance activities are to be considered, is it acceptable to ignore their interdependence? The results show that less costly maintenance activities cannot be ignored. Furthermore, if multiple activities are to be considered, their interdependence should be taken into account.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Article number001010QTE
    Pages (from-to)863-870
    Number of pages8
    JournalJournal of Transportation Engineering
    Volume136
    Issue number10
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Oct 1 2010

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    Keywords

    • Estimate
    • Highway maintenance
    • Highways and roads
    • Maintenance costs
    • Marginal cost
    • Multiple activities
    • Realistic strategy

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Civil and Structural Engineering
    • Transportation

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    Estimation of highway maintenance marginal cost under multiple maintenance activities. / Anani, Shadi B.; Madanat, Samer.

    In: Journal of Transportation Engineering, Vol. 136, No. 10, 001010QTE, 01.10.2010, p. 863-870.

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