This paper addresses pavement management at both the network and project levels. The network level starts with good inventory data and should produce priority programs of capital and maintenance work. The project level is concerned with detailed design, construction, and maintenance activities. Three basic classes of pavement management users, elected representatives, administrators and technical staff, are considered in the paper, as well as their particular requirements. Several other issues or questions are addressed, including the relationship between pavement management and road needs studies, the private sector role in pavement management, the effect of size of agency, the benefits to be expected from pavement management and the associated costs. The paper suggests that the essential ingredient for successful pavement management implementation is a staged approach, including a preimplementation planning stage and useable "products" available from each stage. These should be modular and stand-alone. The role of consultants or experts is explored, including advantages and disadvantages of their use. An evaluation procedure is provided, and some of the problems faced by consultants are outlined. Finally, some suggestions are made as to how you can get started in pavement management.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of the Conference on Crushed Stone for Road and Street Construction and Reconstruction, held June 14, 15, 1984, Arlington, Virginia.
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Crushed Stone Association

    1415 Elliot Place, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20007
  • Authors:
    • Hudson, W R
  • Publication Date: 0

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 22 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00455599
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1986 12:00AM