Asset Management Approaches to Identifying and Evaluating Assets Damaged Due to Emergency Events

Federal regulations require state departments of transportation (DOTs) to conduct statewide reviews to identify roads, highways, and bridges that have been damaged two or more times since 1997 by events declared emergencies by the president of the United States or by a state’s governor. DOTs are required to evaluate these damaged facilities to determine whether there are reasonable repair and reconstruction alternatives that could be considered to reduce future emergency funding needs in areas with recurring damage. The regulation requires two sets of reviews and evaluations. States require the results of these evaluations to be summarized in their risk-based transportation asset management plans and incorporated into agency asset management and project development practices. The objective of this synthesis was to document practices by state DOTs to identify locations where highway assets have been repeatedly damaged by emergency events and to consider mitigating the risk of recurring damage in those areas. The synthesis focused on identifying decisions and practices that support the use of the results to improve achievement of asset management or performance management objectives. Information for this study was gathered through a literature review, a survey of state DOTs, and follow-up interviews with selected agencies. Four case examples provide additional information on practices to identify assets repeatedly damaged by emergency events.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Bibliography; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 129p
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  • Accession Number: 01741801
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780309481519
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Project 20-05, Topic 50-15
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jun 2 2020 2:32PM