While maintenance costs can add up over the course of an asset’s life, these costs aren’t routinely considered as part of the design process. To make better-informed design decisions, the Utah Department of Transportation investigated the long-term maintenance needs and associated costs of a variety of road, bridge and drainage infrastructure designs and features.
With a more comprehensive understanding of the life-cycle costs of different types of barriers, cross-section elements, temporary control measures and other features, the agency is better positioned to make cost-effective maintenance decisions during the design stage.
Read the report: Incorporating Maintenance Costs into Highway Design
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