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Pavement Preservation Compendium II


by David R. Geiger, P.E.

Since the release of the original Pavement Preservation Compendium in September 2003, there have been great initiatives taken by the State departments of transportation (DOTs), industry, and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to advance the message of pavement preservation as one of several effective asset management tools. Since the last publication, FHWA has initiated a national evaluation of pavement preservation programs in the State DOTs and FHWA field offices to establish a national baseline to gain a uniform perspective on the current condition of this vital area. The message of "applying the right treatment to the right road at the right time" is becoming widely accepted across the country.

Even though the philosophy of pavement preservation has shown wide acceptance, there are still many challenges to be overcome before pavement preservation becomes standard practice. The concept of pavement preservation is at the crossroads. The articles and references that are presented in this compendium are a continuation of the activities to date. This compendium and other technology sharing materials serve as valuable resources for providing insight into advancements in the pavement preservation program technology and techniques. For more information, visit the following Web sites:

FHWA Transportation System Preservation

National Center for Pavement Preservation

Foundation for Pavement Preservation

David R. Geiger is the Director of FHWA's Office of Asset Management.

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Updated: 10/19/2015
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