ANALYTICAL OF MULTI-CRITERIA APPROACH FOR IDENTIFYING THE WEIGHT AND FACTOR OF RURAL ROAD MAINTENANCE PRIORITIZATION

Authors

  • Pawarotorn Chaipetch
  • Chisanu Amprayn
  • Paijit Pawan
  • Vatanavongs Ratanavaraha

Keywords:

Prioritization, AHP, IRI, Low Volume Road

Abstract

The annual budget prioritization for road maintenance at the Department of Rural Roads (DRR) is now based on a comparison of the benefits of reduced road user costs and maintenance costs, which is primarily based on two factors: traffic volume and the international roughness index (IRI). As a result, the budget allocation for a low-traffic road may be inadequate. The purpose is to improve budget prioritizing by the DRR's strategic plan. Economic, engineering, and social factors are grouped into three categories. The Analytic Hierarchy Process has been used to determine the weight of each factor and the priority value of each strategic driving plan (AHP). The logistic and integrated transport systems, reducing traffic congestion in urban areas, developing transportation to strengthen competitiveness and rural economic development, and tourism are the priority values of DRR's strategic plan (in order of priority). Because it reflects the value of an investment, the economic factor is the most significant. The Engineer analyzed the priority value for IRI, V/C ratio, traffic volume, heavy truck volume, lifeline network, and connectivity to other road networks. The result of the engineering factor indicated that connecting to other road networks is a key aspect of every strategy. In the tourist strategy, IRI is the only aspect that is prioritized. Population density, tourist attractions, and business hub are all characteristics that every strategy focuses on when it comes to social factors. As a result, priority factors should be investigated the road hierarchy is consistent and appropriate budget allocation.

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Published

2022-03-10

How to Cite

Chaipetch, P. ., Amprayn, C. ., Pawan, P., & Ratanavaraha, V. (2022). ANALYTICAL OF MULTI-CRITERIA APPROACH FOR IDENTIFYING THE WEIGHT AND FACTOR OF RURAL ROAD MAINTENANCE PRIORITIZATION. GEOMATE Journal, 22(91), 70–79. Retrieved from https://geomatejournal.com/geomate/article/view/3304

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