Kentucky has been involved in several projects relating to the development of a Life Cycle Cost (LCC) analysis procedures of pavement structures. Research projects have been conducted by the Kentucky Transportation Center dealing with development of a more robust LCC procedures for pavement analysis. A research project has also been conducted developing network level LCC procedures. These procedures are currently in the evaluation phase and have not been implemented into current Kentucky Transportation Cabinet procedures. Life Cycle Costs analysis is utilized on various projects throughout Kentucky to evaluate various pavement construction and rehabilitation alternatives.

This report will outline the current procedures used in Kentucky for LCC analysis and will show how this procedure can be modified to include probabilistic analysis as presented in FHWA Demonstration Project 115 (DP 115) "Life Cycle Cost analysis in Pavement Design – A Probabilistic Approach."


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