Abstract for:A model for understanding the highway construction, deterioration and maintenance.

Colombian government released countless policies in order to facilitate the development of an efficient transportation system, but none of them have accomplished their objective and the reason of this outcome cannot be predicted in a straightforward manner due to the complexity of the system.

The development of an efficient transportation system is affected by multiple variables and also has influence on the products competitiveness, although, this system might as well be determined by other factors as stakeholders with a diversity of interest and public policies. The scope of this document will consider the factors and variables that influence the development and recovery of infrastructure of road transportation by using a systemic analysis in order to generate learning from the findings of the system and also as a small micro world that is included into the development of intermodal transportation which is the area where this idea come from.