Lane Rental: Contract Options, Practices, Benefits and Disbenefits
- Publication no: AP-146-00
- ISBN: 0 85588 533 5
- Published: 1 March 2000
A form of contract, lane rental was developed to facilitate major motorway rehabilitation contracts in the United Kingdom in the 1980s, and has since been used in the United States. Lane rental contracts are a performance-based contract where road user costs are explicitly included within the tender prices and the contractors costs. As such, a value is placed on the duration of the work or the permissible number of lane closures allowed, with the contractor free to seek the optimum balance between the cost charges for traffic disruption against the costs of alternative working arrangements. The result in the UK has been modifications in working patterns and work equipment, and a major reduction in traffic disruption from roadworks. This report details the major options for lane rental contracts, describes lane rental experiences in the UK, U.S.A and Canada, and examines issues of road user costs and well as the potential benefits and disbenefits of lane rental. Also discussed is the potential for future trails, applicability for lane rental schemes in Australia and New Zealand, and an outline of future steps in progressing exploration of lane rental.
- AP-146/00 LANE RENTAL: CONTRACT OPTIONS, PRACTICES, BENEFITS AND DISBENEFITS
- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
- 1. What is Lane Rental?
- 2. Major Lane Rental Options
- 3. Lane Rental in Practice
- 4. Road-User Costs
- 5. Potential Benefits of Lane Rental
- 6. Potential Disbenefits of Lane Rental
- 7. Potential for Future Trialing
- 8. Where Do We Go From Here?
- APPENDIX A - FEEDBACK MONITORING FORM FOR LANE RENTAL SCHEMES
- FEEDBACK FORM
- MONITORING FORM
- APPENDIX B - EXAMPLE OF LANE RENTAL SPECIFICATION (FHWA)