UDOT Central Lab - Pavement Section (Pavement Management)


Role

The Pavement Management section manages several efforts that are key to the development of the pavement projects for the Preservation, Rehabilitation, and Reconstruction programs.  The Section’s primary responsibility is to support the region offices in developing these programs.

Objectives

Maintain and operate the dtims pavement management system
Collect, manage, analyze and report the statewide pavement condition data
Establish the pavement condition performance targets and the management strategies to meet them
Determine the pavement program funding needs and the funding allocations for each region.

Performance Measures

Pavement condition data is collected annually and a number of condition reports are used for our Performance Measures. 
The annual Statewide Condition is one of the Strategic measures used for the department's Preserve Infrastructure goal.  The Statewide Condition measure is also being used for the annual GASB 34 report.

Tactical Performance Measures

Statewide High Volume Pavement Condition
The annual High Volume system condition reports are used to support the Preservation, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction program funding needs.  These are also used for each Region to report their accomplishments for these programs.  See the Pavement Condition section for individual Region condition charts.

Statewide Low Volume Pavement Condition
The annual Low Volume system condition reports are used to support the Preservation and Rehabilitation program funding needs.  These are also used for each Region to report their accomplishments for these programs.  See the Pavement Condition section for individual Region condition charts.

Sustainability Index
The Sustainability Index measure was created to look ahead at our Preservation, Rehabilitation and Reconstruct programs to determine if the future projects will be sufficient to sustain the current condition levels. 
This is a measure that compares the sum of (lane miles of work * the years of pavement benefit) / lane miles of system.  For example - a 4 mile thin overlay project on a 2 lane section would provide 4*2*10 years = 80 lane mile years of system benefit.  For our system condition to be sustainable we need to match our number of lanes miles each year with an equivalent number of lane mile years of surfacing benefit.
 See the Pavement Condition section for individual Region charts.

Links to Additional Pavement Content

For more pavement condition, maps, and region-specific measures please see the Pavement Condition section on UDOT's dashboard.
The Pavement Management group also maintains additional information regarding strategy, programs, funding allocations, and more on the Pavement Management Site.