Improvement of Road Pavement Maintenance Models and Technologies

Audrius Vaitkus, Donatas Čygas, Algirdas Motiejūnas, Algis Pakalnis, Dainius Miškinis

Abstract


The roads as main national assets maintenance costs increase dramatically but budgets stays as it is or even decrease over the years. However, at the same time, it is required to maintain road pavements condition at high level. These trends make asset owners and administrators to search for new ways and methods for more efficient roads maintenance management. As the new road is build or old one reconstructed performance indicators should be identified for whole life cycle as it is defined by design. Pavement condition evaluation by indicating present performance indicators level should be done timely and accurate at road level and whole network level. Ongoing support of pavement condition under network level, with a long-term strategy, allows to prolong the life of the pavement, improve traffic safety and meet public expectations. The comprehensive analysis of road maintenance and management systems recommendations for their improvement and application are presented in the article.


Keywords:

deterioration; maintenance; pavement; Pavement Condition Index (PCI); Pavement Quality Index (PQI); Present Serviceability Index (PSI).

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DOI: 10.3846/bjrbe.2016.28

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