Maintaining the Surface Condition of the Trunk Road and Motorway Network in England: Surface Condition Indicators

High speed machine based surveys (TRACS) and skid resistance SCRIM surveys monitor the surface of the network for rutting, whole carriageway cracking, ravelling, roughness, texture and skid resistance. This paper reports on the formulation and use of Surface Condition Indicators (SCI), to trend the results from the routine network surveys on the motorway and trunk road network in England. The different Surface Condition parameters (SCP) and SCI show changes that have taken place on the network, year by year as well as the variations from Region to Region and Area to Area. Area Condition Indicators (ACI) enable the condition of the pavements' individual Areas to be monitored by the client, the Highways Agency. This then enables the budget allocations to be adjusted based on the condition of the network and making it possible for the all purpose trunk roads in England to be maintained in a more consistent, safe and serviceable condition.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; Maps; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 10p
  • Monograph Title: 7th International Conference on Managing Pavement Assets, June 23-28, 2008, Calgary, Alberta, Canada: "Preserving What We Have, Investing in the Future, and Finding the Balance"

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  • Accession Number: 01447687
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 28 2012 3:30PM