Road User Costs for Highway Construction Projects Involving a Lane ClosureAuthor/Presenter: Choi, Jaehyun
While for years most American State Highway Agencies have performed Road User Cost (RUC) calculations, no uniformity from state to state has been established. There is scant research available that documents the testing and validation of existing RUC calculation methods for highway rehabilitation projects. Especially scarce are studies addressing the unique problem of accurately calculating RUC in the event of lane closures. This research addresses this problem by describing and comparing two methods of making such calculations: A manual method developed by the Texas Transportation Institute, and adopted by many other state agencies, such as the Florida Department of Transportation, and a commercial software package.