Pavement resurfacing policy for minimization of Life-Cycle costs and greenhouse gas emissions

Jeffrey Lidicker, Nakul Sathaye, Samer Madanat, Arpad Horvath

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    In recent decades, pavement management optimization has been designed with the objective of minimizing user and agency costs. However, recent analyses indicate that pavement management decisions also have significant impacts on life-cycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. This study expands beyond minimization of life-cycle costs to also include GHG emissions. Previous work on the single-facility, continuous-state, continuous-time optimal pavement resurfacing problem is extended to solve the multicriteria optimization problem with the two objectives of minimizing costs and GHG emissions. Results indicate that there is a trade-off between costs and emissions when developing a pavement resurfacing policy, providing a range of GHG emissions reduction cost-effectiveness options. Case studies for an arterial and a major highway are presented to highlight the contrast between policy decisions for various pavement and vehicle technologies.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)129-137
    Number of pages9
    JournalJournal of Infrastructure Systems
    Volume19
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Aug 14 2013

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    Gas emissions
    Greenhouse gases
    Pavements
    Life cycle
    Costs
    Cost effectiveness

    Keywords

    • Climate change
    • Emissions
    • Greenhouse gas emissions
    • Life-cycle assessment
    • Optimization
    • Pavement management
    • Pavement overlays

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Civil and Structural Engineering

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    Pavement resurfacing policy for minimization of Life-Cycle costs and greenhouse gas emissions. / Lidicker, Jeffrey; Sathaye, Nakul; Madanat, Samer; Horvath, Arpad.

    In: Journal of Infrastructure Systems, Vol. 19, No. 2, 14.08.2013, p. 129-137.

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    Lidicker, Jeffrey ; Sathaye, Nakul ; Madanat, Samer ; Horvath, Arpad. / Pavement resurfacing policy for minimization of Life-Cycle costs and greenhouse gas emissions. In: Journal of Infrastructure Systems. 2013 ; Vol. 19, No. 2. pp. 129-137.
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