The infrastructure investment in maintenance and rehabilitation (M&R) of highways is typically done on the basis of pavement condition that is calculated on historical observations of freight traffic. This traditional approach ignores the dynamic nature of land development, economic growth and their connection to traffic growth. This study integrates the regional economy and socio-economic factors with transportation to support multi-criteria based pavement management system (PMS) for the regional road network of Atlantic Canada provinces. This study predicts the movement of freight vehicles as a result of economic and spatial interactions between different provinces. This study optimizes pavement M&R operations of the regional road network based on pavement condition and socio-economic benefits to the surrounding census sub-divisions. The multi-criteria based PMS ensures the relevance of pavement M&R operations in terms of economic and social benefits while providing a network in good condition for the movement of goods and people.
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||International Journal of Pavements|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|