Development of a Pavement Repair Guide and Training Tools

Currently ODOT's pavement repair strategies can vary widely based on the knowledge of the person directing the work. Engineers, inspectors and maintenance staff determine repair needs based on visual inspection and then repair types are determined by their experience. This project would develop both a printed and digital pocket guides that could be utilized on PCs or mobile devices allowing the user to find examples of the distresses they are seeing, provide the distress classification, proper repair type, and or any investigation that should be performed. This tool could be utilized by design staff scoping projects, construction staff marking repairs, and maintenance staff planning repairs. Additionally, this project would develop training materials that can be utilized for in-person or online training courses to provide the foundation for staff utilizing the pocket guide. Ultimately, with better training and identification tools, staff should be equipped to make better decisions. This should result in less waste by eliminating improper scoping of repairs, unnecessary repairs in construction, and eliminating other ineffective repairs. The goal of this research is to improve pavement repairs through the develop of technology transfer aids. Project objectives include the develop classroom training materials, for use by ODOT instructors, to provide training and professional development on pavement distress identification and proper repair techniques, the development "pocket guides" for in-field use by ODOT staff to assist in the identification of pavement distresses and proper repair techniques and development recommendations for electronic aids of the pocket guide for in-field use by ODOT staff on Internal Operating System (IOS) and Android mobile devices.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $295999
  • Contract Numbers:




  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    Office of Planning, Environment and Realty (HEP)
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Ohio Department of Transportation

    Research Program
    1980 West Broad Street
    Columbus, OH  United States  43223
  • Project Managers:

    Spriggs, Jennifer

  • Performing Organizations:

    Applied Research Associates, Inc.

    100 Trade Centre Drive, Ste 200
    Champaign, IL  United States  61820-7233
  • Principal Investigators:

    Rao, Shreenath

  • Start Date: 20231206
  • Expected Completion Date: 20250206
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01900939
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Ohio Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 39971, 136663, 118074
  • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 28 2023 3:17PM