Segmentation of Highway Networks for Maintenance Operations

Optimal planning of pavement maintenance and rehabilitation (M&R) activities is essential for transportation agencies to have a sustainable transportation infrastructure system. Obtaining the limits of homogeneous sections (segmentation) is a key component in maintenance operations because appropriate segmentation leads to optimal and cost-effective M&R plan. However, little attention has been given to the area of pavement segmentation. Most systems currently used in the US are based on ad-hoc empirical approaches that are limited and not conducive to optimal segmentation. During this study, the research team will critically review existing approaches for pavement segmentation. By using actual data from pavement management systems (PMS), the team will implement several methods for segmentation using pavement condition data. Based on the findings of the review and the implementation of existing segmentation methods, the team will suggest the direction of developing an enhanced methodological framework of segmentation for maintenance operations. This method will be developed such that can be implemented into current state’s PMS.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $112903
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Department of Transportation

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Michigan State University - Center for Pavement Preservation

    2857 Jolly Road
    Okemos, Michigan  United States  48864
  • Performing Organizations:

    Center for Transportation Research

    University of Texas, Austin
    Austin, TX  United States  78759
  • Principal Investigators:

    Prozzi, Jorge

  • Start Date: 20170131
  • Expected Completion Date: 20180131
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01662488
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Pavement Preservation
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC44
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Mar 11 2018 9:09PM