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Title:Guidelines for Consolidating Township Roads: A Case Study Showing Benefit/Cost Analysis for Closing Township Roads in North Dakota
Authors:Kiel Ova and Jill Hough
University:North Dakota State University
Publication Date:May 1999
Report #:MPC-99-102
Project #:MPC-132
TRID #:00765373
Keywords:benefit cost analysis, budgeting, financing, infrastructure, intermodal transportation, local transportation, network analysis (planning), resource development and utilization, rural highways, towns
Type:Research Report – MPC Publications



The objective of this report is to provide guidance for townships that are considering reducing their road network. A methodology was developed to show a level of township roads that provides adequate service to its users while increasing township resources. The specific objectives in this study are as follows: (1) Select a case study township; (2) Collect relevant data; (3) Analyze the case study network; (4) Propose alternative networks based on traffic level; and (5) Apply benefit/cost analysis to demonstrate best case scenario.

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