Developing Pavement Management Systems (Source: Roads & Bridges)
By Hossein Roshani
Building and maintaining roads costs money. For small and mid-size cities, a pavement management system (PMS) might be the answer when every penny counts. With constant wear and tear on roads, decision makers in these municipalities must optimize strategies to preserve and maintain their road network.
A PMS helps with the planning, design, construction, and maintenance of the existing pavements. To effectively use a PMS, it is important to understand pavement deterioration and life cycle. It is crucial to have a grasp on organizing street asset inventory, pavement condition index (PCI), pavement condition assessment methods, data analysis, and pavement maintenance plan development.