Maintenance costs of forest roads

  • Igor Potočnik University of Lubljana, Biotechnical Faculty, Večna pot 83, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia; email: igor.potocnik@bf.uni-lj.si
  • Srđan Ljubojević University of Banja Luka, Faculty of Forestry, S. Stepanovića 75A, 78000 Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Vladimir Petković University of Banja Luka, Faculty of Forestry, S. Stepanovića 75A, 78000 Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina; email: vladimir.petkovic@sf.unibl.org
  • Dane Marčeta University of Banja Luka, Faculty of Forestry, S. Stepanovića 75A, 78000 Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina; email: dane.marceta@sf.unibl.org
Keywords: forest road, hectometre unit, damage of the forest road, maintenance cost

Abstract

Forest roads permanently open forests and enable usage of their space and recources. A Maintenance costs depend on the quality of construction, as well as on the road category and terrain conditions. The approximate maintenance costs of forest road are around 2-4% of its construction cost which is around 70,000 KM/km. The management unit “Prosara”, which belongs to the Forest ecoomy region „Posavsko“, was taken for the filed study. Total length of forest roads was 33 km or 330 hectometers units. We singled out in random manner 33 hectometer units as a sample. For each chosen section were determined sort and the size of damages, measured or estimated and on the basis of determined damages, measures and costs for their repairing were defined.

Published
2012-06-30
Section
Original Scientific Papers