The manual was written to help city staff learn a method of describing street surface conditions which indicate maintenance need. By following the step-by-step process in this manual, a survey team can gather all the necessary data for the ranking of street maintenance needs. This method is a tool that can be used to help a city's decision makers allocate funds. It consists of four sections: preparing to survey; doing the survey; analyzing the survey results; and developing possible applications and recommendations. Terms used in training are described as well as the steps to take before surveying the city's streets. The surface conditions to be observed are outlined and their meaning and usefulness are described. Photographs are used to illustrate each condition. A system to analyze the survey's results by assigning points is set forth. These points show the relative severity of distress conditions observed on street surfaces. Applications of the survey results are discussed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Texas Innovation Group

    College Station, TX  United States  77843

    National Science Foundation

    Engineeing and Applied Science, 1800 G Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20550
  • Authors:
    • Biles, S
    • Kerbel, R
  • Publication Date: 1979-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 39 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00312995
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TIG/TTR-2 Tech Rpt., NSF/RA-790259
  • Contract Numbers: NSF-ISP78-07604
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1980 12:00AM