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Pavement Management Practices in State Highway Agencies: Newington, Connecticut Peer Exchange Results

January 2011

Office of Asset Management
Federal Highway Administration
U.S. Department of Transportation
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Washington, DC 20590

FHWA-HIF-11-036

Table of Contents

List of Tables

Map of U.S. showing participating States

Notice

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Technical Report Documentation Page

1. Report No.

FHWA-HIF-11-036

2. Government Accession No.

3. Recipient's Catalog No.

4. Title and Subtitle

Pavement Management Peer Exchange – Connecticut

5. Report Date

January 2011

6. Performing Organization Code

7. Author(s)

R. Gary Hicks, Ph.D. P.E. and Jonathan L. Groeger

8. Performing Organization Report No.

9. Performing Organization Name and Address

MACTEC Engineering and Consulting, Inc.
12104 Indian Creek Court, Suite A
Beltsville, MD 20705-1242

R. Gary Hicks, LLC
791 Hillgrove Court
Chico, CA 95926

10. Work Unit No. (TRAIS)

11. Contract or Grant No.

DTFH61-07-D-00030

12. Sponsoring Agency Name and Address

U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
Office of Asset Management
1200 New Jersey Ave., SE
Washington, DC 20590

13. Type of Report and Period Covered

Final Report, June - September 2010

14. Sponsoring Agency Code

15. Supplementary Notes

Contracting Officer's Task Manager (COTM): Thomas Van, P.E.

16. Abstract

This report summarizes the results of a 2-day Peer Exchange on Pavement Management held in Newington, Connecticut on September 8-9, 2010. The participating states include the following: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Representatives from each of the DOTs and their FHWA Division counterpart attended the meeting. The report includes a summary of the states' practices and a discussion on each of the following topics:

  • Using pavement management data to support decision making
  • Using pavement management data for short-and long-term planning
  • Establishing links with pavement preservation and maintenance and operations
  • Developing performance models and performance measures using pavement condition information
  • Economics of pavement management - cost effectiveness and cost savings
  • Technical issues related to comparison of performance measures

This report summarizes the discussions at the meeting.

17. Key Words

pavement management, pavement management system, asset management, pavement performance, pavement data collection

18. Distribution Statement

No restrictions.

19. Security Classification (of this report)

Unclassified

20. Security Classification (of this page)

Unclassified

21. No of Pages

33

22. Price

N/A

Form DOT F 1700.7 (8-72) Reproduction of completed page authorized.

SI* Modern Metric Conversion Factors

Approximate conversions to SI Units
Symbol When you know Multiply by To find Symbol
Length
in inches 25.4 millimeters mm
ft feet 0.305 meters m
yd yards 0.914 meters m
mi miles 1.61 kilometers km
Area
in2 square inches 645.2 square millimeters mm2
ft2 square feet 0.093 square meters m2
yd2 square yard 0.836 square meters m2
ac acres 0.405 hectares ha
mi2 square miles 2.59 square kilometers km2
Volume
fl oz fluid ounces 29.57 milliliters mL
gal gallons 3.785 liters L
ft3 cubic feet 0.028 cubic meters m3
yd3 cubic yards 0.765 cubic meters m3
Note: volumes greater than 1000 L shall be shown in m3
Mass
oz ounces 28.35 grams g
lb pounds 0.454 kilograms kg
T short tons (2000 lb) 0.907 megagrams (or "metric ton") Mg (or "t")
Temperature (exact degrees)
oF Fahrenheit 5 (F-32)/9 or (F-32)/1.8 Celsius oC
Illumination
fc foot-candles 10.76 lux lx
fl foot-Lamberts 3.426 candela/m2 cd/m2
Force and Pressure or Stress
lbf poundforce   4.45   newtons N
lbf/in2 poundforce per square inch 6.89 kilopascals kPa
Approximate conversions from SI Units
Symbol When you know Multiply by To find Symbol
Length
mm millimeters 0.039 inches in
m meters 3.28 feet ft
m meters 1.09 yards yd
km kilometers 0.621 miles mi
Area
mm2 square millimeters 0.0016 square inches in2
m2 square meters 10.764 square feet ft2
m2 square meters 1.195 square yards yd2
ha hectares 2.47 acres ac
km2 square kilometers 0.386 square miles mi2
Volume
mL milliliters 0.034 fluid ounces fl oz
L liters 0.264 gallons gal
m3 cubic meters 35.314 cubic feet ft3
m3 cubic meters 1.307 cubic yards yd3
Mass
g grams 0.035 ounces oz
kg kilograms 2.202 pounds lb
Mg (or "t") megagrams (or "metric ton") 1.103 short tons (2000 lb) T
Temperature (exact degrees)
oC Celsius 1.8C+32 Fahrenheit oF
Illumination
lx lux 0.0929 foot-candles fc
cd/m2 candela/m2 0.2919 foot-Lamberts fl
Force and Pressure or Stress
N newtons 0.225 poundforce lbf
kPa kilopascals 0.145 poundforce per square inch lbf/in2
*SI is the symbol for the International System of Units. Appropriate rounding should be made to comply with Section 4 of ASTM E380. (Revised March 2003)

Foreword

The Federal Highway Administration Office of Asset Management has performed a series of Pavement Management Peer Exchange Workshops. The purpose of these workshops is to provide participating state agencies a forum to discuss issues of mutual interest in the field of pavement management and promote information exchange between participating agencies.

This document reports on the discussions held at the fifth such Peer Exchange held on September 8-9, 2010 in Newington, Connecticut. The peer exchange had representatives from the following agencies:

  • Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT)
  • Maine Department of Transportation (MaineDOT)
  • Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT)
  • New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT)
  • New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT)
  • Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT)
  • Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans)
  • FHWA Division and Resources Center Staff
  • FHWA Office of Asset Management

The report presents a summary of the states' practices in each of the following topics:

  • Using pavement management data to support decision making
  • Using pavement management data for short-and long-term planning
  • Establishing links with pavement preservation and maintenance and operations
  • Developing performance models and performance measures using pavement condition information
  • Economics of pavement management - cost effectiveness and cost savings
  • Technical issues related to comparison of performance measures
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