TRS: Life Cycle Cost of Local Roads

Status:  Complete
Report Date:  04/23/2020


The study expands on the Local Road Research Board's (LRRB) video, Roads and Loads: Finding the Balance, produced in 2006. The video provides general information on roadway design and load limits; however, it did not provide any hard costs or economic data. Minnesota local agencies seek guidance on how to calculate life cycle cost (LCC) and communicate the cost of maintaining roads/streets to the general public and elected officials. As taxpayers, it would be beneficial if residents understood the life cycle of a roadway, what maintenance is required maintenance that is needed over the road's lifetime, how much each treatment costs and how their taxes are being used.

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