Improving GDOT’s Highway Pavement Preservation

Transportation agencies face more and more severe challenges in preserving highway pavement with the current budget shortfalls in addition to the growing traffic volume and the loss of technical experts caused by personnel retirements. Efficient pavement management tools have become a must for most of the transportation agencies in the United States. The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) has successfully implemented a Pavement Management System (PMS) under the Office of Maintenance (OM) and the Office of Material and Research (OMR). This system consists of several modules and programs including the Computerized Pavement Condition Evaluation System (COPACES), the Network-level Pavement Condition Analysis (Network module), the GIS-based Pavement Condition Analysis (GIS module), and the Annual Pavement Preservation Project Selection and Cost Estimation (Project Selection). With the use of these tools, GDOT has established a comprehensive pavement condition database covering Fiscal Year (FY) 1986 to FY 2008. The annual pavement condition survey and preservation project selection analysis has also been routinely performed using these tools and the resulting data are accumulating accordingly.

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    Georgia Institute of Technology

    Atlanta, GA  United States  30332

    Georgia Department of Transportation

    600 West Peachtree St
    Atlanta, GA  United States  30308
  • Authors:
    • Tsai, James
    • Wang, Zhaohua
    • Purcell, Roger C
  • Publication Date: 2010-2-22


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Maps; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 408p

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  • Accession Number: 01705426
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TO 02-22, RSCH PROJ NO. 05-19
  • Created Date: May 3 2019 9:57AM