Development of a Web Based Pavement Management Reporting System to Enhance the Virginia Department of Transportation Pavement Performance Monitoring Program
Shekharan, Raja A.
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The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is the third largest state-maintained highway system in the nation. With such a significant taxpayer investment in road infrastructure, VDOT has embarked on a comprehensive pavement management process that includes the use of state of the art optimization analysis software to determine appropriate funding allocation of the pavement network. Since VDOT uses the results of the optimization analysis in determining their paving targets and for determining their funding allocations for the Districts, and because the final project selection is usually done at the District level, it is necessary to track how the scheduled Maintenance & Rehabilitation (M&R) projects being performed in the field align to the targets produced by the optimization analysis and it is also important to track the difference between the targeted, planned and actual performance of the network. This is not a simple process; this also requires an extensive coordination between the Central Office Pavement Management and the Districts. In this paper, the development of the VDOT Pavement Performance Monitoring Program is described. This Performance Monitoring Program consists of a set of programmed reports that link the VDOT PMS system and database with VDOT contracting system which gives the CO decision makers the ability to efficiently determine whether the funding allocations and performance targets are being met with the Districts project selection. This integration of the network level PMS analysis results with the Districts project selection allows VDOT to close the loop between project and network level pavement management.