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Life Cycle Cost Analysis in Pavement Design - Draft Report

General Interest: provides practical guidance to engineers responsible for the day-to-day design, construction, rehabilitation, maintenance, and management of pavements.

Primary Topic: Pavement Issues

Description: Comprehensive and detailed document on pavement life-cycle costing procedures. This report included the following: recommended a 35 year analysis period; used a discount rate of 4%; included accident and work zone costs; recommended doing a sensitivity analysis; and recommended a risk analysis. This report was to show how to predict into the future. All numbers were estimates or projections.

FHWA Publication Number: FHWA-SA-98-061

Publication Year: 1998

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Updated: 02/20/2015

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