Pavement Master Plan

City of Kerrville personnel have recognized the importance of preserving existing pavement infrastructure and optimizing available maintenance and rehabilitation funding. The City contracted Fugro Roadware, Inc. (Fugro) to provide data collection for 100 percent of the road network currently maintained by the City of Kerrville. This survey was conducted using an automated system that collects pavement distress information, ride quality measurements, and rut depth measurements mounted on a host data collection platform. The use of an automated system for data collection is an integral component of the City’s ability to objectively compare conditions across the network. This information is converted to ratings or indices for the City’s roadway network, allowing for comparisons between sections. These indices are used to report the health of the road network in terms of the Pavement Condition Index (PCI). The PCI score facilitates decision making for selecting appropriate treatments and timing for maintenance, rehabilitation, and reconstruction (M&R) strategies.

Project Objectives

This project was initiated to perform pavement condition surveys for the City of Kerrville and to report road network health at the time of the survey in 2015. Key tasks in this implementation process include:

A. Review network definition for accuracy and develop parameters for data collection.

B. Conduct pavement condition surveys and ride quality measurements.

C. Process the data to analyze the City’s current pavement network through Ride Condition Index (RCI) and PCI values.

D. Prepare a report of the work conducted including background, execution, findings, conclusions, and recommendations for a five-year network-level maintenance plan.

This report documents the activities conducted for the pavement condition survey of the City of Kerrville’s road network. System reports have been produced summarizing the existing pavement condition, and network-level M&R recommendations based on the existing conditions and policies defined by the City. Future monitoring needs are also discussed, noting the requirements for maintaining the City’s database and ensuring the validity of the results into the future. As mentioned, updates will be required to note additions to the pavement network, enhancements in the maintenance policy (to more accurately reflect practice), and changes in the condition of existing streets to track variations over time. The following sections address the different activities performed. The implementation of an effective system is an evolving process requiring feedback and continuous tuning to allow the system to best respond to the City’s needs.

Use the following link to read the full Management System: Pavement Condition Data Collection & Evaluation