Pavement management systems for local government

With the ageing of the Australian road network, an increasing proportion of road funding is spent on maintaining the road asset. State Road Authorities and a number of Local Government Authorities are now introducing Pavement Management Systems to help with allocations and guide the development of pavement maintenance and rehabilitation strategies. Australian Road Research Board recently completed a project to assist Local Government to make the most of Pavement Management Systems. The project first described the state-of-the-art and second identified guidelines to the important questions councils need to consider in implementing a Pavement Management System. This paper outlines the significant findings of the project, paying particular attention to the guidelines. These guidelines, identify features which should be common to all Pavement Management Systems in the interest of a uniform national approach. They also provide commentary and guidance on other aspects which Local Government Authorities may wish to include to meet their particular needs. The guidelines are not prescriptions for the development of a specific package but will help a Local Government Authority to appraise alternatives and plan for implementation of an appropriate PMS.


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 117-22
  • Monograph Title: A local government response to environmental issues
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: 91/14

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01432341
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 858255340
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 4:58PM