Influence of Traffic Delay Produced During Maintenance Activities on the Life Cycle Assessment of a RoadAbstract:
This paper analyses the relevance of the traffic delay generated during the A-8 Spanish Motorway maintenance activities in order to make recommendations for inclusion within the LCA of roads. Six congestion scenarios combining the level of service of the Motorway and the alternative N-634 route have been evaluated using two software packages: KyUCP (macro-simulation) and Aimsun (micro-simulation), whose results have been transferred into emissions using MOVES. After performing the LCA considering a functional unit of a 1-km lane with an analysis period of 30 years, results show the huge importance of this stage in all the scenarios analysed.
Publication Date: April 2020
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Publication Types: Books, Reports, Papers, and Research Articles
Topics: Highway Maintenance; Traffic Congestion; Traffic Delays; Traffic Simulation