Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) guidance describes preservation as work that is planned and performed to improve or sustain the condition of the transportation facility in a state of good repair. A common mantra of pavement preservation is keeping good roads good. Constructing quality pavement preservation treatments when the pavement condition is still satisfactory can impede deterioration, extend service life, and improve functionality in a cost-effective manner while also enhancing safety and contributing to customer satisfaction.
Advancing effective application of pavement preservation involves integration of research, implementation, and deployment activities as well as considerations of pavement management and asset management. To that end, FHWA has refocused its Pavement Preservation Program as outlined in the strategic plan which prioritize these needs and identifies key Agency activities. Additional pavement preservation resources are provided below.
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