Synthesis of Information Related to Highway Practices. Topic 52-07. Use of Pavement Data Collection Technology for Pavement Data Quality Management and MAP-21 Reporting

Automated collection of pavement data allows agencies to collect data on pavement health, including cracking, rutting, faulting, and roughness, at highway speeds. This provides important information for better pavement decision-making. The TRB National Cooperative Highway Research Program's NCHRP Synthesis 589: Automated Data Collection and Quality Management for Pavement Condition Reporting documents the experiences, challenges, and state-of-the-practice solutions used by state departments of transportation that are in the midst of transition or that have transitioned to automated and semiautomated processes for collecting pavement data. It also summarizes the data for state and federal reporting requirements, such as Transportation Asset Management Plans and the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21).


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $45000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-05, Topic 52-07

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Welch-Ross, Melissa

  • Performing Organizations:

    Nichols Consulting Engineers

    1885 S. Arlington Avenue
    Suite 111
    Reno, NV  United States  89509
  • Principal Investigators:

    Pierce, Linda

  • Start Date: 20200501
  • Expected Completion Date: 20220901
  • Actual Completion Date: 20220901

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01739552
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-05, Topic 52-07
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: May 19 2020 9:25AM