Synthesis of Information Related to Highway Practices. Topic 50-15. Asset Management Approaches to Identifying and Evaluating Assets Damaged Due to Emergency Events

Transportation asset management rules require state departments of transportation (DOTs) to conduct statewide evaluations of roads, highways, and bridges that have been damaged two or more times due to emergency events declared by the president or the state governor. The intent of the evaluation is to determine if there are reasonable repair and reconstruction alternatives that could be considered to reduce future emergency funding needs in areas with recurring damage. The initial evaluation is focused on National Highway System assets. Subsequent evaluations will include all roads, highways, and bridges. This requirement, specified in 23 CFR Part 667, is new to DOTs and little guidance is available to help agencies develop an acceptable process. The objective of this synthesis is to document practices by state DOTs to identify locations where highway assets have been repeatedly damaged and considerations for mitigating the risk of recurring damage of assets in those areas. Information will be collected through literature review (including Part 667 process descriptions in TAMPs), survey of DOTs directed to FHWA state asset management contacts, and follow-up interviews with selected agencies for the development of case examples. Relevant examples of international practices may be included in the literature review. Information gaps and suggestions for research to address those gaps will be identified.


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

    Project 20-05, Topic 50-15

  • 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:

    Gause, Jo

  • Performing Organizations:

    Applied Pavement Associates, Incorporated

    Champaign, IL  United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Allen, Brad

  • Start Date: 20181102
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01669011
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-05, Topic 50-15
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: May 14 2018 3:04PM