Arizona's Statewide Pavement Management System

by Kumal Golabi, Assoc. Prof.; Graduate School of Business, Univ. of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa.,
Ram Kulkarni, (M.ASCE), Woodward-Clyde Consultants, San Francisco, Calif.,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1983, Vol. 53, Issue 3, Pg. 43-47

Document Type: Feature article


A pavement management system developed for Arizon's 7400-mile network of highways has resulted in a savings of $14 million in its first year and a forecast savings of $101 million over the next five years. The centralized, computerized system has given the state's department of transportation much closer control over costs and maintenance actions. The system, developed in response to increasing maintenance costs, uses a computer model which recommends preservation policies to achieve both short and long-term standards for the state's highways and gives minimum budget requirements to reach and maintain those standards. The article describes the development and operation of the system in detail.

Subject Headings: Systems management | Highway and road management | Pavements | Maintenance and operation | Computer models | Benefit cost ratios | Transportation networks | Arizona | United States

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