List of Tier-One Pavement Sites and Summary of Data and Information Supporting Selection

This report includes basic information about each of the pavement sections nominated by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) district offices as pavements that had performed extraordinarily well. The districts were asked to consider all types of flexible pavements when making nominations, including overlays of concrete pavement. Pavement performance level was to take into consideration the pavement design, traffic loading, and environmental and geologic conditions. The districts were given no specific criteria for assessing performance success. The geographic distribution of these nominated pavements is shown in the report. The nomination forms provided by the districts are included in Appendix A. Several pavements were nominated verbally during research team visits to the districts. No nomination forms are available for those pavements. It is anticipated that two additional tier-one pavement sites will be selected by TxDOT to improve representation of high traffic, full-depth flexible pavements in the database to be developed. Pavement Management Information System (PMIS) data for the nominated pavements were obtained with much-appreciated assistance from Bryan Stampley, Craig Cox, and Ahmed Eltahan of the Construction Division. This information was obtained for 2004, 2005, and 2006. Condition, ride, and distress pavement evaluation scores are displayed in Table 2, 3, and 4, respectively, for these three years. Roadway maintenance expenditure information for these three years is summarized in Table 5. The information included in this product summarizes the data used by the research team to make tier-two pavement recommendations to the project monitoring committee. In addition to the performance data included herein, the research team also heavily considered verbal descriptions of historical performance and the opinions of experienced district personnel obtained during the site visits. A final but important consideration was that the selected group of pavements should be representative of all flexible pavement types and include all geographic areas of Texas.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Project Title: A Data Base for Successful Pavement Sections in Texas – Including Both Experimental and Non-Experimental Pavements.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Texas Transportation Institute

    Texas A&M University System, 3135 TAMU
    College Station, TX  United States  77843-3135

    Texas Department of Transportation

    Research and Technology Implementation Office, P.O. Box 5080
    Austin, TX  United States  78763-5080

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Krugler, Paul E
    • Chang-Albitres, Carlos M
    • Scullion, Tom
  • Publication Date: 2006-7


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: CD-ROM
  • Features: Appendices; Tables;
  • Pagination: 81p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01152955
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Project 05-5472, Product 05-5472-P3
  • Created Date: Mar 22 2010 10:20AM