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What is inside this section: Pavement Management

“Pavement management” refers to a systematic process of maintaining, upgrading and operating a network of pavements and involves three major components: the pavement life cycle, the costs associated with this life cycle and pavement management systems.

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Pavement Evaluation

Pavement performance is a function of its relative ability to serve traffic over a period of time (Highway Research Board, 1962). Originally, a pavement’s relative ability to serve traffic was determined quite subjectively by visual inspection and experience.

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Backhoe used to place and initially grade spots

In designing and building pavements, we sometimes casually assume that making a pavement thicker also makes it stronger, but even to the extent this is true, how thick is thick enough? One of the key questions in the structural design of an asphalt pavement is how thick each layer of the structure should be. During … Read more »