Cost-Benefit Value


With limited funding, how do I prioritize my projects?

CBV offers roadway managers a way to prioritize projects while accounting for the variables relevant to you and the realities of traffic, cost and life extension.

CBV =

Two road comparison: Which road should I treat first?

  • Road 1
  • Worst First Reconstruction
  • AADT: 5000 PCI: 30
  • ( 5000AADT / 7CF ) x ( 25Years )
    ( $39Per SY x 30PCI )
  • = 15 CBV
  • Road 2
  • Pavement Preservation Chip Seal
  • AADT: 5000 PCI: 75
  • ( 5000AADT / 7CF ) x ( 6Years )
    ( $2Per SY x 75PCI )
  • = 29 CBV

CRITICAL CONCEPT

For Equal Traffic, Preservation Has A Higher Benefit.

Compare Network Approaches


Street Name Condition (PCI) Recommended Repair Type Unit Cost (USD) AADT Service Life CBV
Arthur Avenue 43 Full Depth Reclamation $28.54 7000 25 20.4
South Road 47 Full Depth Reclamation $28.54 1500 25 4.0
Canal Street 62 1.5" Mill & Overlay $9.80 3000 11 7.8
Beach Street 64 1.5" Mill & Overlay $9.80 7500 11 18.8
Williams Avenue 68 Modified Chip Seal - Double $3.35 3500 9 19.8
Adams Avenue 72 Micro Surfacing - Double $3.92 6500 8 26.3
Thorn Avenue 84 Crack Seal $0.48 5500 2 39.0
Midway Road 86 Crack Seal $0.48 8500 2 58.8

Roads Addressed: 3

Street Name Condition (PCI) Treatment Unit Cost (USD) AADT Service Life CBV
Midway Road 86 Crack Seal $0.48 8500 2 58.8
Arthur Avenue 43 Full Depth Reclamation $28.54 7000 25 20.4
Adams Street 72 Micro Surfacing - Double $3.92 6500 8 26.3
Beach Street 64 1.5" Mill & Overlay $9.80 7500 11 18.8
Thorn Avenue 84 Crack Seal $0.48 5500 2 39.0
Williams Avenue 68 Modified Chip Seal - Double $3.35 3500 9 19.8
Canal Street 62 1.5" Mill & Overlay $9.80 3000 11 7.8
South Road 47 Full Depth Reclamation $28.54 1500 25 4.0

Roads Addressed: 7

There are many variations on the CBV formula, each used to prioritize whatever factors are most important to that agency.

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