An attempt has been made to develop a system by which all highway maintenance operations can be coded and placed into functional groups, develop maintenance quality standards and maintenance methods for the various highway classes, develop a maintenance rating system that can be used to schedule highway maintenance operations, implement the rating system on a trail basis, and assess the established quality standards and maintenance methods. The study's basic approach involved close contact and cooperation with the maintenance operations department of the state highway department, panels which studied maintenance activities and defined the type of information useful for maintenance management, an advisory group for formal overall guidance relating to design, materials, testing and research, and formal and informal meetings. A literature review identified the basic elements of a successful maintenance management program. The elements relate to maintenance methods, quality standards, inventory, evaluation, priority scheduling, cost accounting, maintenance strategy, training, data bank, and implementation. The activity classification is detailed, the rating system is outlined and the computer programs developed to fit the needs of different levels of management within the Highway department are briefly described.

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    Public Works Journal Corporation

    P.O. Box 688
    Ridgewood, NJ  United States  07451
  • Authors:
    • Epps, J A
  • Publication Date: 1976-2

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  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 78-80
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00131355
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 14 1976 12:00AM