DEVELOPMENT OF A PRIORITIZATION PROCEDURE FOR THE NETWORK LEVEL PAVEMENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Over the years funding for maintenance, rehabilitation, restoration, and resurfacing activities has not kept pace with the needs of highway agencies. Consequently, development of a system for managing the pavement network and, in particular, for assisting highway agencies in the efficient allocation of their resources to make the best possible use of the limited funds available has become more necessary. An integral component of any pavement management system is a procedure for establishing priority order by using a method that will lead to a more realistic and rational way of establishing candidate projects for priority programming at the network-level pavement management system. The method presented is based on a factorial design that involves a set of candidate decision variables such as distress and present serviceability index. For this reason it has been termed the rational factorial rating method. Application of the method to the formulation of a priority-setting procedure is discussed, together with the results obtained. The method may provide a better understanding of how decisions on priorities are made in practice.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 28-35
  • Monograph Title: Pavement management and evaluation
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00387124
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309036542
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 30 1984 12:00AM