Determining Maximum Superintendent Workload as a Function of Traffic Load

Report No: 96-TAR1

Published in 1995

About the report:

In 1993, Govenor George Allen established the Govenor's Commission on Government Reform (GCGR) to investigate and recommend changes in state government that would streamline its operation and improve its efficiency and service. The GCGR reviewed the Virginia Department of Transportation's (VDOT) organization as a part of their investigation. The review resulted in the following recommendation concerning the Department's field maintenance organization:

VDOT should eliminate or combine area headquarters facilities that are no longer needed, looking at the following served by each facility" vehicle miles traveled, lane miles served and area served.

In response to the GCGR's recommendation, VDOT set out to determine the optimum number of physical facilities that were needed to maintain the current road system. One factor considered in this determination was the size of the workload the area superintendent could effectively administer. This workload has a direct impact on the size of the maintenance area, and in turn influences the location, size and services available from the area headquarters. One of the primary contributors to the superintendent's workload is the number of road miles administered.

Disclaimer Statement:The contents of this report reflect the views of the author(s), who is responsible for the facts and the accuracy of the data presented herein. The contents do not necessarily reflect the official views or policies of the Virginia Department of Transportation, the Commonwealth Transportation Board, or the Federal Highway Administration. This report does not constitute a standard, specification, or regulation. Any inclusion of manufacturer names, trade names, or trademarks is for identification purposes only and is not to be considered an endorsement.


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Daniel S. Roosevelt

Last updated: December 17, 2023

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