Systematizing Pavement Surface Information for the Highways of Virginia

Report No: 71-R37

Published in 1972

About the report:

Pavement information consisting of type of pavement, date of construction, methods used in construction, and types and sources of materials have been recorded in Virginia since the 1930's. Because there has been no effective system for filing the information and no one has been assigned the overall responsibility for supervising the collection, storage, and updating of the information, the data have become so fragmented that compiling it for use has become very difficult, and indications are that in recent years at least some of the pertinent data have gone unrecorded. In an attempt to remedy this situation, the study reported here was undertaken. The objective of the study was to collect and compile current pavement data on the interstate and arterial systems in Virginia to serve as core data and to design and implement a computerized storage and retrieval system for all future data of this type. The computerized system that has been developed is designed in a manner to ensure its compatibility with other systems in use by the Virginia Department of Highways. Because of the uniformity in codes and common locational method (milepost) used in all the systems, pavement descriptive data can be readily compared with other data such as pavement skid numbers, traffic volumes, and accident figures. The system developed in the study incorporates several checks to assure full and complete data collection and storage.

Disclaimer Statement:The contents of this report reflect the views of the author(s), who is responsible for the facts and the accuracy of the data presented herein. The contents do not necessarily reflect the official views or policies of the Virginia Department of Transportation, the Commonwealth Transportation Board, or the Federal Highway Administration. This report does not constitute a standard, specification, or regulation. Any inclusion of manufacturer names, trade names, or trademarks is for identification purposes only and is not to be considered an endorsement.


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Marion F. Creech

Last updated: February 9, 2024

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