Updated Road Map for Implementing the AASHTO Pavement ME Design Software for the Idaho Transportation Department

This project provides an updated implementation plan or Road Map for implementing the AASHTO Pavement ME Design (PMED) software for the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD). The initial Road Map to implement the PMED software was published in 2014. The report is an update and continuation of ITD’s plan based on the completed activities between 2014 and 2023. The updated Road Map continues the series of three implementation stages: Immediate, Near Term, and Future or Long Range. Within each stage are various steps to achieve the required objectives for implementation. Stage 1 is considered immediate activities that can be completed in less than 2 years. Stage 2 represents a longer work effort over several years to fill the deficiencies for inputs, to update the local Idaho calibration of distress and IRI models, and continued training. These activities can be completed in less than 5 years. Stage 3 represents long-term work or reoccurring activities to improve selected inputs and to maintain unbiased models and transfer functions. These activities are initiated and/or completed in 5 or more years.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $30000
  • Contract Numbers:

    RP 305

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Idaho Transportation Department

    P.O. Box 7129, 3311 West State Street
    Boise, ID  United States  83707-1129
  • Project Managers:

    Arambarri, John

  • Performing Organizations:

    Applied Research Associates, Incorporated

    Albuqerque, NM  United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Von Quintus, Harold

  • Start Date: 20221101
  • Expected Completion Date: 20230930
  • Actual Completion Date: 20231031

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01867204
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Idaho Transportation Department
  • Contract Numbers: RP 305
  • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 14 2022 2:56PM