Programming of Regional Highway Investments

by Bruce G. Hutchinson, Prof.; Dept. of Civ. Engrg., Univ. of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada,

Serial Information: Transportation Engineering Journal of ASCE, 1972, Vol. 98, Issue 3, Pg. 493-508

Document Type: Journal Paper


A procedure is advanced for programming capital investments in a large primary highway network. Four classes of benefits are identified and these are: link addition benefits; capacity benefits; geometric benefits; and pavement benefits. Information is introduced from Ontario to demonstrate how the marginal benefits associated with any of these decisions may be calculated.

Subject Headings: Computer programming | Highways and roads | Investments | Assets | Transportation networks | Geometrics | Pavements | Ontario | Canada

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