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 JTTs  Vol.6 No.5 , October 2016
The Development of Regression Models to Estimate Routine Maintenance Costs for State Highway Infrastructure
Abstract: Literature review indicates that most studies on pavement management have been on reconstruction and rehabilitation, but not on maintenance; this includes routine, corrective and preventive maintenance. This study developed linear regression models to estimate the total maintenance cost and component costs for labor, materials, equipment, and stockpile. The data used in the model development were extracted from the pavement and maintenance management systems of the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT). The life cycle maintenance strategies adopted by NDOT for five maintenance prioritization categories were used as the basis for developing the regression models of this study. These regression models are specified for each stage of life-cycle maintenance strategies. The models indicate that age, traffic flow, elevation, type of maintenance, maintenance schedule, life cycle stage, and the districts where maintenances are performed all are important factors that influence the magnitude of the costs. Because these models have embedded the road conditions into the life-cycle stage and type of maintenance performed, they can be easily integrated into existing pavement management systems for implementation.
Cite this paper: Teng, H. , Hagood, M. , Yatheepan, Y. , Fu, Y. and Li, H. (2016) The Development of Regression Models to Estimate Routine Maintenance Costs for State Highway Infrastructure. Journal of Transportation Technologies, 6, 339-359. doi: 10.4236/jtts.2016.65030.
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