WHEN PREVENTION IS THE CURE : A SYSTEMATIC PAVEMENT PRESERVATION PROGRAM DELIVERS MORE ROAD-QUALITY BANG FOR THE TAXPAYERS' BUCK

This article explains why a systematic pavement preservation program provides taxpayers with more bang for their buck. Because asphalt pavements perform well and deteriorate slowly during the first ten years of their lives, then fail rapidly, the best way to keep them up is to determine where the pavement is in its life-cycle and apply preventive maintenance techniques just before the rapid deterioration begins. In some cases, a badly deteriorated road should be allowed to fail. But, the author says, it is difficult for a public works supervisor to convince a mayor or aldermen that the best use of funds is to allow a street to fall apart before rebuilding it. The key is a good pavement management system that allows the condition of the pavement to be tracked over time.

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    • Page range: pp 36-40, 42, 44-46
  • Corporate Authors:

    James Informational Media, Incorporated

    2720 South River Road, Suite 126
    Des Plaines, IL  United States  60018-
  • Authors:
    • Kuennen, T
  • Publication Date: 2003-6

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  • English

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  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: 9 p.
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  • Accession Number: 00961091
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 4 2003 12:00AM