STP1121: Development of the Delaware Pavement Management System

    Matsen, DW
    Assistant DirectorProgram ManagerAssistant Program Manager, DelDOT project for Pavement Consultancy Services, Division of Law Engineering, Inc. (PCS/LAW)DelDOT Project for PCS/LAW, DoverBeltsville, DEMD

    Smith, HA
    Assistant DirectorProgram ManagerAssistant Program Manager, DelDOT project for Pavement Consultancy Services, Division of Law Engineering, Inc. (PCS/LAW)DelDOT Project for PCS/LAW, DoverBeltsville, DEMD

    Rada, GR
    Assistant DirectorProgram ManagerAssistant Program Manager, DelDOT project for Pavement Consultancy Services, Division of Law Engineering, Inc. (PCS/LAW)DelDOT Project for PCS/LAW, DoverBeltsville, DEMD

    Pages: 18    Published: Jan 1991


    Abstract

    The Delaware Department of Transportation is responsible for the operation of 4,765 miles of roadways under its jurisdiction ranging from Interstate highways to local roads. The preservation and management of these facilities is vital to the economy of the state and a key responsibility of the Department. A systematic approach to the management of pavements is needed to provide the engineering and economic analysis tools to assist decisionmakers in making cost-effective selections of maintenance and rehabilitation strategies for their preservation at desired performance levels. Such an approach has come to be known as a Pavement Management System (PMS). The overall objective of the current effort is to provide the Delaware Department of Transportation with an implemented state-of-the-art set of tools for cost-effective management of the entire network of paved roads and streets under its jurisdiction. Ancillary objectives include (1) evaluations of equipment and procedures for data collection, (2) determination of pavement maintenance, rehabilitation, and reconstruction strategies applicable in Delaware, (3) selection of report types and formats required by decision makers for cost-effective management of Delaware roads & streets, and (4) preparation and demonstration of training activities for use in implementation of the Delaware PMS.

    Keywords:

    highway pavement management, databases, highway pavement engineering


    Paper ID: STP17814S

    Committee/Subcommittee: E17.41

    DOI: 10.1520/STP17814S


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