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Research Report 631 Benefits and costs of different road expenditure activities

Published: | Category: Economic development , Research programme , Research & reports | Audience: Road traffic engineers & consultants

This research report examines how benefit and cost appraisals for road operations, maintenance and renewal, and minor work improvements could be undertaken in a manner comparable with the appraisal framework for capital investments. 

In addition, this research seeks to answer what the target level of service should be for each classification of road across the entire network; what the marginal benefits and costs of changes are to the network-wide target level of service for a classification of road; and what the optimal split is between resilience improvements, safety improvements and operational improvements, particularly for minor work improvements.

Keywords: cost-benefit analysis, decision support tool, maintenance, minor works, operations

Publication details

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  • Published: November 2017
  • Reference: 631
  • ISBN/ISSN: 78-1-98-851267-9