A stop gaffe

In these tough economic times, government agencies need all the help they can get to extend the life of their roads and keep the public happy. Pavement preservation is increasingly being used as a stop-gap measure in a process known as reactive maintenance. However, the differences between the two must be fully explained and communicated in order not to create false expectations. It is crucial for the reputation of the agency to use pavement preservation treatments at the appropriate time in order for roads to reach their full potential in terms of life expectancy. For example, if a road is not a good candidate for a surface treatment, i.e., too damaged, then crack sealing won't help solve the problem because it is too far gone.


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  • Accession Number: 01345203
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 2011 7:22AM