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March 2013

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: INTRODUCTION

1.1 Background

1.2 Scope of The HPMS

1.3 Uses of HPMS Data

1.4 HPMS Staff Roles and Responsibilities

1.5 Reporting Requirements

Chapter 2: HPMS CORE COMPONENTS

2.1 Overview

2.2 Full Extent Data

2.3 Sample Panel Data

2.4 Data Items Required for the Full Extent and/or Sample Panel Sections

2.5 Summary Data

2.6 Estimates Data

2.7 Metadata

Chapter 3: DATA MODEL and REQUIRED DATASETS

3.1 Overview

3.2 Geospatial Component

3.3 Catalogs and Associated Datasets.

Chapter 4: DATA REQUIREMENTS and SPECIFICATIONS

4.1 Overview

4.2 Section Data Reporting Requirements

4.3 Data Items to be Collected

4.4 Data Item Requirements

4.5 Sample Panel Identification Data Reporting Requirements

4.6 FHWA Coded Items

4.7 Software Calculated Items

Chapter 5: GUIDANCE ON SPECIAL TOPICS

5.1 Overview

5.2 Functional Classification System Descriptions and Groupings

5.3 Traffic Monitoring Procedures

5.4 Pavement Data Guidance

Chapter 6: SAMPLING

6.1 Overview

6.2 Sampling Framework

6.3 AADT Volume Group Ranges and Precision Levels

6.4 Sample Size Estimation Procedures

6.5 Sample Adequacy and Maintenance

Chapter 7: SOFTWARE WORKFLOW & SUBMITTAL PROCESS

7.1 Overview

7.2 Submittal Process Overview

7.3 Software Validations

Appendices

A. Acronyms

B. Glossary

C. Table of Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) Codes for States (FIPS PUB 5-2)

D. Toll-ID Table

F. Metric-to-English Soft Conversion Procedures

G. Sample View Export and Calculations

H. HPMS Crosswalk Table

I. Urbanized Area Codes

J. County Code Reference Tables (AK, DC, and PR)

K. NAAQS Pollutant Standards

Tables

1.1 Minimum Data Reporting for Selected HPMS Products

2.1 Data Items Required for the Full Extent and/or Sample Panel Sections

3.1 State Boundaries

3.2 County Boundaries

3.3 Climate Zone Boundaries

3.4 Soil Type Boundaries

3.5 Routes

3.6 Urban Area Boundaries

3.7 NAAQS Area Boundaries

3.8 Sections

3.9 Data Items

3.10 Sample Panel Identification

3.11 Statewide Summaries

3.12 Vehicle Summaries

3.13 Urban Area Summaries

3.14 County Summaries

3.15 NAAQS Summaries

3.16 Point References

3.17 Estimates

3.18 Estimate Types and Valid Values

3.19 Metadata

3.20 Metadata Types and Valid Values

4.1 HPMS Sections File Structure

4.2 Data Items

4.3 Calculation Method by Data Item

4.4 Present Serviceability Rating

4.5 Data item Requirements by Surface Type

4.6 HPMS Sample Panel Identification File Structure

4.7 FHWA Coded Items

4.8 Software Calculated Items

6.1 Volume Group/AADT Ranges

6.2 Precision Levels

6.3 Confidence Level

6.4 Sample Panel Change Cause/Recommendation

Figures

1.1 State HPMS Processing Cycle

3.1 HPMS Data Model Structure

3.2 Example Routes File

4.1 Sections/Routes (LRS) Data Linkage

4.2 At-Grade Intersection Reference Points

4.3A Grade-Separated Interchange (Gore Points)

4.3B Grade-Separated Interchange (Taper Points)

4.3C Begin Taper Point

4.3D End Taper Point

4.4 One-Way Roadway (Code "1") Example

4.5 Two-Way Roadway (Code "2") Example

4.6 Couplet (Code "3") Example

4.7 Ramp (Code "4") Example

4.8 Non-Mainline (Code "5") Example

4.9 Non-Inventory Direction (Code "6") Example

4.10 Bridge (Code "1") Example

4.11 Tunnel (Code "2") Example

4.12 Causeway (Code "3") Example

4.13 Full control (Code "1"); all access via

4.14 Partial Control (Code "2"); access via

4.15 No Access Control (Code "3")

4.16 No Access Control (Code "3")

4.17 A Roadway with Four Through-Lanes

4.18 HOV Signage

4.19 Peak-Lane Example (Peak Lanes=3)

4.20 Roundabout Configuration Example

4.21 Painted Island Example

4.22 Multiple Turn Lanes (Code "2") Example

4.23 Continuous Turn Lane (Code "3") Example

4.24 Single Turn Lane (Code "4") Example

4.25 No Exclusive Turn Lane (Code "5") Example

4.26 No Right Turn Permitted (Code "6") Example

4.27 Jug Handle Configuration Example

4.28 Multiple Turn Lanes (Code "2") Example

4.29 Multiple Turn Lanes (Code "2") Example

4.30 Continuous Turn Lane (Code "3") Example

4.31 Exclusive Turn Lane (Code "4") Example

4.32 No Exclusive Left Turn Lane (Code "5") Example

4.33 No Left Turn Permitted (Code "6") Example

4.34 Toll-Road Signage

4.35 Business Route (Code "3") Example

4.36 Proposed Route (Code "7") Example

4.37 Temporary Route (Code "8") Example

4.38 Peak Hour Truck Traffic vs. AADT

4.39 Uncoordinated Fixed Time (Code "1") Example

4.40 Unccordianted Traffic Actuated (Code "2") Example

4.41 Coordinated Progressive (Code "3") Example

4.42 Signal Inventory

4.43 Stop Sign Controlled Intersection

4.44 At-Grade Other Example

4.45 Intersection Count Example

4.46 An Example for Measuring Lane Width

4.47 An Example of Median Type = 2, Unprotected

4.48 An Example for Measauring Median Width.

4.49 Median Width Measurement

4.50 Bituminous (Code "2")

4.51 Stabilized (Code "4")

4.52 Combination (Code "5")

4.53 Earth (Code "6")

4.54 Earth Shoulder Measurement

4.55 Bituminous Shoulder Measurement

4.56 Measuring Shoulders with Guardrails

4.57 Measuring Shoulders with Parking/Bike Lanes

4.58 Measuring Shoulders with Parking and Bike Lanes

4.59 Measuring Shoulders with Combined Parking/Bike Lanes

4.60 Parking on One Side (Code "1") Example

4.61 Parking on Both Sides (Code "2") Example

4.62 No Parking Allowed (Code "3") Example

4.63 Cemetery (Code "E") Obstacle Example

4.64 Major Rail Line (Code "B") Obstacle Example

4.65 Widening Potential of 9 lanes (Max)

4.66 No Widening Potential

4.67 Curve Classification Example

4.68 Level Terrain (Code "1") Example

4.69 Rolling Terrain (Code "2") Example

4.70 Mountainous Terrain (Code "3") Example

4.71 Grade Classification Example

4.72 Rutting

4.73 Rutting Example

4.74 Faulting

4.75 Faulting Example

4.76 AC Fatigue Type Cracking

4.77 AC Longitudinal Cracking (Inside and Outside of Wheel path)

4.78 AC Moderate Severity Longitudinal Cracking (Wheel path)

4.79 AC Chicken Wire/Alligator Fatigue Type Cracking in Wheel path

4.80 AC Low Severity Fatigue Type Cracking

4.81 AC Moderate Severity Fatigue Type Cracking

4.82 AC High Severity Fatigue Type Cracking

4.83 CRCP Fatigue Type Cracking (Punchouts)

4.84 Low Severity CRCP Punchout Cracking

4.85 Moderate Severity CRCP Punchout Cracking

4.86 High Severity CRCP Punchout Cracking

4.87 JCP Longitudinal Cracking

4.88 JCP Low Severity Longitudinal Cracking

4.89 JCP Moderate Severity Longitudinal Cracking

4.90 JCP High Severity Longitudinal Cracking

4.91 JCP Transverse Cracking

4.92 JCP Moderate Severity Transverse Cracking

4.93 JCP High Severity Transverse Cracking

4.94 AC/Composite Cracking Length

4.95 High Severity AC/Composite Reflection Cracking

4.96 Low Severity AC Transverse Cracking

4.97 Moderate Severity AC Transverse Cracking

4.98 High Severity AC Transverse Cracking

4.99 Resurfaced Roadway

4.100 LTPP Climate Zone Map

6.1 TOPS Development Process

6.2 AADT Volume Groups

6.3 Expansion Factor

Data Item Lookup - Coding Requirements and Guidance

Inventory

Item 1 Functional System

Item 2 Urban Code

Item 3 Facility Type

Item 4 Structure Type

Item 5 Access Control

Item 6 Ownership

Item 7 Through Lanes

Item 8 HOV Type

Item 9 HOV Lanes

Item 10 Peak Lanes

Item 11 Counterpeak Lanes

Item 12 Right Turn Lanes

Item 13 Left Turn Lanes

Item 14 Speed Limit

Item 15 Toll Charged

Item 16 Toll Type

Item 63 County Code

Item 68 Maintenance and Operations

Route

Item 17 Route Number

Item 18 Route Signing

Item 19 Route Qualifier

Item 20 Alternative Route Number

Traffic

Item 21 Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT)

Item 22 Single-Unit Truck and Bus AADT

Item 23 Percent Peak Single-Unit Trucks and Buses

Item 24 Combination Truck AADT

Item 25 Percent Peak Combination Trucks

Item 26 K-factor

Item 27 D-factor

Item 28 Future AADT

Item 29 Signal Type

Item 30 Percent Green Time

Item 31 Number of Signalized Intersections

Item 32 Number of Stop Sign-Controlled Intersections

Item 33 Number of Intersections, Type - Other

Item 69 Capacity

Geometric

Item 34 Lane Width

Item 35 Median Type

Item 36 Median Width

Item 37 Shoulder Type

Item 38 Right Shoulder Width

Item 39 Left Shoulder Width

Item 40 Peak Parking

Item 41 Widening Obstacle

Item 42 Widening Potential

Item 43 Curve Classification

Item 44 Terrain Type

Item 45 Grade Classification

Item 46 Percent Passing Sight Distance

Pavement

Item 47 International Roughness Index (IRI)

Item 48 Present Serviceability Rating (PSR)

Item 49 Surface Type

Item 50 Rutting

Item 51 Faulting

Item 52 Cracking Percent

Item 53 Cracking Length

Item 54 Year of Last Improvement

Item 55 Year of Last Construction

Item 56 Last Overlay Thickness

Item 57 Thickness Rigid

Item 58 Thickness Flexible

Item 59 Base Type

Item 60 Base Thickness

Item 61 Climate Zone

Item 62 Soil Type

Special Networks

Item 64 National Highway System (NHS)

Item 65 Strategic Highway Network (STRAHNET)

Item 66 National Truck Network (NN)

Item 67 Future NHS

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