|Title:||Asset Management for Wyoming Counties|
|Authors:||George Huntington and Khaled Ksaibati|
|Publication Date:||Aug 2011|
|MPC Project #:||319|
|Keywords:||gravel roads, asset management, maintenance|
|Type:||Research Report – MPC Publications|
This study was initiated to provide assistance to counties that were experiencing considerable impacts to their road systems from oil and gas drilling but were not receiving sufficient revenue to keep up with these impacts. As drilling expanded from Campbell County into Sheridan and Johnson counties and from Sweetwater County into Carbon County, Sheridan, Johnson, and Carbon counties' road systems were being damaged by the influx of heavy and light truck traffic from drilling activities. Though it was common knowledge that these impacts were significant, the impacts were undocumented. The primary objective of this study was to develop an asset management system for counties in Wyoming. The counties included in this pilot study were Johnson, Sheridan, and Carbon counties. Such a system can be used to identify overall needs. In addition, it will quantify the drilling impacts on infrastructures in these counties. The system developed can then be implemented by other interested counties in the state.
Huntington, George, and Khaled Ksaibati. Asset Management for Wyoming Counties. MPC-11-238, North Dakota State University - Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute, Fargo: Mountain-Plains Consortium, 2011.