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Subject: INFORMATION: REPORT FHWA-SA-99-015 Pavement Preservation: A Road Map for the Future Date: May 28, 1999
From: /s/ original signed by
Madeleine S. Bloom
Director of Asset Management
Reply to:
Attn. of:
To: Resource Centers Directors
Division Administrators
Federal Lands Highway Division Engineers

As we are approaching the 21st century, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is emphasizing its goals to support continual improvement in quality in terms of mobility. safety and driver satisfaction on our Nation's highway system and its intermodal connections. The FHWA has recognized system preservation as a key component for sustaining and developing the future national highway program. To that effect. the FHWA in partnership with the other members of the transportation community met in a "Forum for the Future" on October 26-28, 1998. in Kansas City. Missouri, to focus on pavement preservation needs and barriers for implementation.

In this forum, over 200 participants examined and discussed where the Nation stands on pavement preservation program concepts, applications, and needs. The result of this forum was the development of "A Road Map for the Future" for pavement preservation activities that will provide highway users, "our customers," with better performing and longer lasting pavements.

The attached report summarized the key areas of need, strategies, and recommendations to be considered for future preservation of our Nation's highway system. Sufficient copies of the report are provided for your use with your partners at the State transportation departments, industry, and related stakeholders. Additional copies of the report can be obtain through our report center at 301-577-0818 or by contacting Mr. Jim Sorenson at 202-366-1333.

Attachment (.pdf)

Technical Specialty Program Areas


  • Contract Administration
  • Innovative Contracting
  • Construction Management
  • Construction Management Systems
  • Contract Specifications
  • Quality Management
  • Process Control and Field Inspection
  • Process Review - Product Evaluation
  • Construction Team Reviews
  • AASHTO Subcommittee on Construction assignments
  • NHI Training Courses
  • TRB, NCHRP, and other related construction research


  • Transportation System Preservation
    • Pavement Preservation
    • Roadside and Vegetation Control
    • Signs, Safety Hardware, and Roadway Markings
  • Maintenance Management Systems
  • Maintenance Team Reviews
  • Snow and Ice Control
  • Bridges, Structures and Drainage Facilities
  • Tunnels and Special Facilities
  • Coatings and Paint Systems
  • AASHTO Subcommittee on Maintenance assignments
  • NHI and related training initiatives
  • TRB, NCHRP, and other related maintenance research
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