Management of Paved Secondary Roads

Report No: 92-R4

Published in 1991

About the report:

This report provides the background for the development of a pavement management system for the paved roads of Virginia's secondary highway system. Included are descriptions of a study to develop an acceptable surface-condition rating system for surface-treated (chip-sealed) pavements, a pilot application of the system, and an assessment of the resources required to implement the system. The system developed includes a means to capture data for ordinary or routine maintenance needs. A further part of this study involved a comparative analysis of the allocation of resurfacing monies on the basis of (1) a historical 5-year program, (2) a 100 percent sampling approach, and (3) a 5 percent random sampling approach. Among the major recommendations are to proceed with full implementation of the system, including the provision of the needed resources; to use data from the system to determine the amount and allocation of the secondary resurfacing budget; and to capture data on ordinary maintenance needs for at least one cycle of pavement condition ratings.

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.


Other Authors

Kenneth H. McGhee, David C. Mahone, A. D. Newman

Last updated: December 25, 2023

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