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pavement rating

Posted by bjordan

Describes and illustrates pavement distreeses found in asphalt pavements. Provides guidance on identifying the severity and extent of the pavement distresses observed on an asphalt pavement.


Washington State Transportation Improvement Board
P.O. Box 40901
Olympia, WA 98504-0901

Posted by josh_admin

"'Using Roadware’s budget projections for our reconstruction and maintenance plans will help us spend our money as smart as we can spend it.'” [Alan Zumwalt, Kenosha's Director of Engineering]

As reported in, Crossroads Newsletter, Spring 1996, pg. 8.

Posted by dghidayat

“The highway committee wanted to cut the maintenance budget from $1.5 million down to $800,000 a year,” says Dave Beaster, Fond du Lac County Highway Engineer. “The ROADWARE computer program gave them five different scenarios. They found
out that if they cut it, the average condition rating would fall a full point.” As a result the committee decided instead to raise the maintenance budget 10 percent.

Posted by josh_admin

"The T.I.C. gets many calls about PASER, PASERWARE, and
the new state requirement that local governments rate their
roads. We hope the following helps clarify the situation."

In Crossroads Newsletter, Spring 2000, pg.2

Posted by josh_admin

"The T.I.C. developed and supports both a way to rate roads called PASER and a computer program called PASERWARE. Many Wisconsin towns, villages, cities and counties now use these two tools to help them evaluate and manage their roadway systems. The new state requirement that local governments rate their roads has raised several questions. Here are some answers:"

Taken from, Crossroads Newsletter, Summer 2000, pg.1-2

Posted by dghidayat

"Sealcoated roads look and perform differently from either gravel roads or asphalt pavement roads, so it takes some special information to evaluate and rate their surface conditions."

From Crossroads Newsletter, Winter 2001, p.1.

Posted by josh_admin

An article extolling the virtues of the Wisconsin Information System for Local Roads (WISLR) for rating pavements and creating budgets and plans according to the data derived from WISLR. "'The graphical maps and some of the figures that can be produced from WISLR are very helpful,' says Brandon Bourdon, Project Engineer with Kimley-Horn and Associates of St. Paul which completed the study. 'We used the maps to recommend grouping projects by geographic areas to minimize mobilization costs.'"

In Crossroads Newsletter, Summer 2006, pg. 3

Posted by josh_admin

"WORD IS that WEB WISLR works “slick as a whistle” for entering pavement ratings. “It was really easy to do,” says Marilyn Bhend, Clerk for the Town of Johnson in rural Marathon County. “The hardest part was to have somebody go out and actually rate the roads.”

From Crossroads Newsletter, Summer 2006, pg. 2-3

Posted by dghidayat

"Nearly all Wisconsin municipalities rate their roads using PASER, a simplified rating system developed by the TIC. The information becomes part of a statewide local road information database called WISLR, managed by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT). This article helps explain PASER and WISLR."

From Crossroads Newsletter, Winter 2005, p.9.

Posted by dghidayat

Seven years since its launch by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, WISLR is earning kudos from local officials and the transportation consultants who work for them. Most users start with WISLR by doing an inventory of the condition of their roads and submitting pavement ratings to WisDOT.

Article is in Crossroads Newsletter, Summer 2009 Issue, p.1. 

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