It’s no secret that RoadBotics applauds preventative maintenance efforts.
According to American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), reconstructing roads after they’ve deteriorated can cost more than three times the cost of preventative maintenance! (Check out “How Quickly do Roads Degrade?” to learn how long the deterioration process can take.)
So, just how much does it cost to pave one mile of road?
Every road paving plan is different — the cost of paving a road depends on where it’s located, how wide it is, and several other factors — however, a good rule of thumb is that every mile of road costs at least one million dollars to repave, taking into account labor, equipment, and pavement expenses.
Preventative maintenance can help you avoid the cost of completely repaving a road and allows your road maintenance budget to go further- nearly three times further!
To develop an informed preventative maintenance plan, you need to be able view, analyze, and understand the condition of your road network. That’s where RoadBotics can help.
- M&S Engineering, a RoadBotics Enterprise Partner
- American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) and The Road Information Project. (2009). “Rough Roads Ahead: Fix Them Now or Pay for It Later.” http://roughroads.transportation.org/.