Developing an Optimization Model for Managing County Paved Roads, Year 1

Any Pavement Management System (PMS) consists of two basic components: a comprehensive database and a set of tools or methods that can assist decision makers in establishing cost effective strategies for evaluating and maintaining pavements. The comprehensive database should contain current and historical information on pavement condition, structure, and traffic. The set of tools or optimization techniques will determine existing and future pavement conditions, predict financial needs, as well as identify and prioritize pavement preservation projects. In 2014, Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) and the State Transportation Innovation Council (STIC) funded a research project to develop a comprehensive database for county paved roads. As part of that study, a comprehensive data collection effort was conducted by the Wyoming T2/LTAP center to collect roadway inventory data, traffic counts, roadway widths, pavement condition data and roadway thickness. This proposal seeks to develop the second component of PMS which includes developing a set of tools to optimize the conditions of county paved roads.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $84585
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

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

    Mountain-Plains Consortium

    North Dakota State University
    P.O. Box 6050, Department 2880
    Fargo, ND  United States  58108-6050
  • Project Managers:

    Kline, Robin

  • Performing Organizations:

    Dept. of Civil and Architectural Engineering

    University of Wyoming
    Laramie, WY  United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Ksaibati, Khaled

    Saha, Promothes

  • Start Date: 20150509
  • Expected Completion Date: 20180731
  • Actual Completion Date: 20160901
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program
  • Source Data: MPC-472

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01656413
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Mountain-Plains Consortium
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC38
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Jan 9 2018 12:46PM