ArcGIS Decision Support Tool for Infrastructure Improvement
Track: Highways and Roads
Authors: Elsit Mandal
Costs of alternate routing of trucks due to bridge height and weight restrictions is not a criteria currently considered in KDOT’s priority need scoring for bridge projects. This ArcGIS Decision Support Tool for Infrastructure Improvement, (written in Python using Network Analyst functionalities) closes that gap by providing a separate ranking of bridges based on the cost of alternate routes. This ranking can be used in project prioritization systems. The tool will be provided as open source.