Corsicana, Texas, with 400 lane miles of streets,is using a video-based, van-mounted pavement evaluation system to manage its pavements. The city has a street inventory, complete with data such as pavement conditon index, traffic loadings, ride quality, and structural composition. The article describes the pavement management system which is composed of 3 components: a survey of surface conditions; a survey of traffic volumes; and deflection testing on certain streets. The condition survey consists of videologging pavement surface distress, and analyzing road surfaces from a van equipped with sophisticated instrumentation that utilizes video image processing technology. The details of the program are summarized. The database uses an IBM PC/2-compatible personal computer system. The system is an aid to preventive maintenance which is a key factor in the longevity of the street network. The system is also a tool with which to substantiate additional funding for streets.

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    Scranton Gillette Communications

    380 E Northwest Highway, Suite 200
    Des Planes, IL  United States  60016-2282
  • Publication Date: 1989-9

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  • Accession Number: 00488905
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1989 12:00AM