Implementing Pavement Preservation: A Case Example in Raleigh, North Carolina

In the past, Raleigh determined the condition of roads using a visual rating methodology developed 40 years ago. In 2018, Raleigh hired an engineering, management, and development consultant to implement a pavement management system. In addition, Raleigh developed a comprehensive plan to transition from visual to automated data collection of pavement distresses. The plan also included a shift to crack density as one of the primary pavement metrics to determine treatment decisions. At the same time, Raleigh wanted to expand its treatment toolbox to include more maintenance and pavement preservation alternatives to maximize limited available funding. For Raleigh, the use of the pavement management system, current best practice automated data collection, and a comprehensive pavement preservation program have significantly reduced the rate of decline of the pavement network. This case example provides a blueprint for other municipalities looking for ways to maintain their roads in good condition while stretching funding.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 12-14
  • Serial:
    • TR News
    • Issue Number: 339
    • Publisher: Transportation Research Board
    • ISSN: 0738-6826

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  • Accession Number: 01851015
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 5 2022 9:12AM