IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF PAVEMENT SURFACE DISTRESS AND TRANSVERSE PROFILE DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS

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General Information
Study Number: TPF-5(299)
Lead Organization: Federal Highway Administration
Solicitation Number: 1357
Partners: Louisiana Transportation Research Center, AL, AR, CA, CO, FHWA, FL, GADOT, KS, KY, LA, MDOT SHA, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NJ, NM, OH, OR, PADOT, RI, SD, TN, TX, VA, VTRC, WA
Status: Cleared by FHWA
Est. Completion Date:
Contract/Other Number:
Last Updated: Oct 07, 2015
Contract End Date:
Financial Summary
Contract Amount:
Total Commitments Received: $1,655,000.00
100% SP&R Approval: Approved
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): Andy Mergenmeier
andy.mergenmeier@dot.gov
Phone: 667.239.0879
FHWA Technical Liaison(s): Andy Mergenmeier
andy.mergenmeier@dot.gov
Phone: 667.239.0879
Organization Year Commitments Technical Contact Name Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
Alabama Department of Transportation 2013 $0.00 Michelle Owens Jeff Brown 334-353-6941 brownje@dot.state.al.us
Alabama Department of Transportation 2014 $15,000.00 Michelle Owens Jeff Brown 334-353-6941 brownje@dot.state.al.us
Alabama Department of Transportation 2015 $15,000.00 Michelle Owens Jeff Brown 334-353-6941 brownje@dot.state.al.us
Alabama Department of Transportation 2016 $15,000.00 Michelle Owens Jeff Brown 334-353-6941 brownje@dot.state.al.us
Alabama Department of Transportation 2017 $15,000.00 Michelle Owens Jeff Brown 334-353-6941 brownje@dot.state.al.us
Alabama Department of Transportation 2018 $15,000.00 Michelle Owens Jeff Brown 334-353-6941 brownje@dot.state.al.us
Alabama Department of Transportation 2019 $15,000.00 Michelle Owens Jeff Brown 334-353-6941 brownje@dot.state.al.us
Arkansas Department of Transportation 2015 $15,000.00 Elisha Wright-Kehner Elisha Wright-Kehner Elisha.Wright-Kehner@ardot.gov
Arkansas Department of Transportation 2016 $15,000.00 Elisha Wright-Kehner Elisha Wright-Kehner Elisha.Wright-Kehner@ardot.gov
Arkansas Department of Transportation 2017 $15,000.00 Elisha Wright-Kehner Elisha Wright-Kehner Elisha.Wright-Kehner@ardot.gov
Arkansas Department of Transportation 2018 $15,000.00 Elisha Wright-Kehner Elisha Wright-Kehner Elisha.Wright-Kehner@ardot.gov
Arkansas Department of Transportation 2019 $15,000.00 Elisha Wright-Kehner Elisha Wright-Kehner Elisha.Wright-Kehner@ardot.gov
California Department of Transportation 2014 $15,000.00 Zhongren Wang Sang Le 916-227-0701 sang.le@dot.ca.gov
California Department of Transportation 2015 $15,000.00 Zhongren Wang Sang Le 916-227-0701 sang.le@dot.ca.gov
California Department of Transportation 2016 $15,000.00 Zhongren Wang Sang Le 916-227-0701 sang.le@dot.ca.gov
California Department of Transportation 2017 $15,000.00 Zhongren Wang Sang Le 916-227-0701 sang.le@dot.ca.gov
California Department of Transportation 2018 $15,000.00 Zhongren Wang Sang Le 916-227-0701 sang.le@dot.ca.gov
California Department of Transportation 2019 $15,000.00 Zhongren Wang Sang Le 916-227-0701 sang.le@dot.ca.gov
Colorado Department of Transportation 2016 $15,000.00 Stephen Henry Aziz Khan aziz.khan@state.co.us
Colorado Department of Transportation 2017 $15,000.00 Stephen Henry Aziz Khan aziz.khan@state.co.us
Colorado Department of Transportation 2018 $15,000.00 Stephen Henry Aziz Khan aziz.khan@state.co.us
Colorado Department of Transportation 2019 $15,000.00 Stephen Henry Aziz Khan aziz.khan@state.co.us
Federal Highway Administration $0.00
Florida Department of Transportation 2014 $15,000.00 Bouzid Choubane Patti Brannon 850-414-4616 patti.brannon@dot.state.fl.us
Florida Department of Transportation 2015 $15,000.00 Bouzid Choubane Patti Brannon 850-414-4616 patti.brannon@dot.state.fl.us
Florida Department of Transportation 2016 $15,000.00 Bouzid Choubane Patti Brannon 850-414-4616 patti.brannon@dot.state.fl.us
Florida Department of Transportation 2017 $15,000.00 Bouzid Choubane Patti Brannon 850-414-4616 patti.brannon@dot.state.fl.us
Florida Department of Transportation 2018 $15,000.00 Bouzid Choubane Patti Brannon 850-414-4616 patti.brannon@dot.state.fl.us
Florida Department of Transportation 2019 $15,000.00 Bouzid Choubane Patti Brannon 850-414-4616 patti.brannon@dot.state.fl.us
Georgia Department of Transportation 2014 $15,000.00 Vincent Newsome Supriya Kamatkar 404-347-0552 skamatkar@dot.ga.gov
Georgia Department of Transportation 2015 $15,000.00 Vincent Newsome Supriya Kamatkar 404-347-0552 skamatkar@dot.ga.gov
Georgia Department of Transportation 2016 $15,000.00 Vincent Newsome Supriya Kamatkar 404-347-0552 skamatkar@dot.ga.gov
Georgia Department of Transportation 2017 $15,000.00 Vincent Newsome Supriya Kamatkar 404-347-0552 skamatkar@dot.ga.gov
Georgia Department of Transportation 2018 $15,000.00 Vincent Newsome Supriya Kamatkar 404-347-0552 skamatkar@dot.ga.gov
Georgia Department of Transportation 2019 $15,000.00 Vincent Newsome Supriya Kamatkar 404-347-0552 skamatkar@dot.ga.gov
Kansas Department of Transportation 2014 $15,000.00 Rick Miller David Behzadpour 785-291-3847 David.Behzadpour@ks.gov
Kansas Department of Transportation 2015 $15,000.00 Rick Miller David Behzadpour 785-291-3847 David.Behzadpour@ks.gov
Kansas Department of Transportation 2016 $15,000.00 Rick Miller David Behzadpour 785-291-3847 David.Behzadpour@ks.gov
Kansas Department of Transportation 2017 $15,000.00 Rick Miller David Behzadpour 785-291-3847 David.Behzadpour@ks.gov
Kansas Department of Transportation 2018 $15,000.00 Rick Miller David Behzadpour 785-291-3847 David.Behzadpour@ks.gov
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet 2015 $15,000.00 Chad Shive Jason Siwula 502.782.5537 jason.siwula@ky.gov
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet 2016 $15,000.00 Chad Shive Jason Siwula 502.782.5537 jason.siwula@ky.gov
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development $0.00
Louisiana Transportation Research Center $0.00
Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration 2015 $15,000.00 John Andrews Allison Hardt 410-545-2916 ahardt@mdot.maryland.gov
Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration 2016 $15,000.00 John Andrews Allison Hardt 410-545-2916 ahardt@mdot.maryland.gov
Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration 2017 $45,000.00 John Andrews Allison Hardt 410-545-2916 ahardt@mdot.maryland.gov
Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration 2018 $0.00 John Andrews Allison Hardt 410-545-2916 ahardt@mdot.maryland.gov
Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration 2019 $0.00 John Andrews Allison Hardt 410-545-2916 ahardt@mdot.maryland.gov
Mississippi Department of Transportation 2014 $15,000.00 Cindy Smith Robert Vance RVance@mdot.ms.gov
Mississippi Department of Transportation 2015 $15,000.00 Cindy Smith Robert Vance RVance@mdot.ms.gov
Mississippi Department of Transportation 2016 $15,000.00 Cindy Smith Robert Vance RVance@mdot.ms.gov
Mississippi Department of Transportation 2017 $15,000.00 Cindy Smith Robert Vance RVance@mdot.ms.gov
Mississippi Department of Transportation 2018 $15,000.00 Cindy Smith Robert Vance RVance@mdot.ms.gov
Mississippi Department of Transportation 2019 $15,000.00 Cindy Smith Robert Vance RVance@mdot.ms.gov
Montana Department of Transportation 2015 $15,000.00 Mary Gayle Padmos Susan Sillick 406-444-7693 ssillick@mt.gov
Montana Department of Transportation 2016 $15,000.00 Mary Gayle Padmos Susan Sillick 406-444-7693 ssillick@mt.gov
Montana Department of Transportation 2017 $15,000.00 Mary Gayle Padmos Susan Sillick 406-444-7693 ssillick@mt.gov
Montana Department of Transportation 2018 $15,000.00 Mary Gayle Padmos Susan Sillick 406-444-7693 ssillick@mt.gov
Montana Department of Transportation 2019 $15,000.00 Mary Gayle Padmos Susan Sillick 406-444-7693 ssillick@mt.gov
Nebraska Department of Transportation $0.00
New Jersey Department of Transportation 2014 $15,000.00 Robert Blight Giri Venkiteela 6099632239 Giri.Venkiteela@dot.NJ.gov
New Jersey Department of Transportation 2015 $15,000.00 Robert Blight Giri Venkiteela 6099632239 Giri.Venkiteela@dot.NJ.gov
New Jersey Department of Transportation 2016 $15,000.00 Robert Blight Giri Venkiteela 6099632239 Giri.Venkiteela@dot.NJ.gov
New Jersey Department of Transportation 2017 $15,000.00 Robert Blight Giri Venkiteela 6099632239 Giri.Venkiteela@dot.NJ.gov
New Jersey Department of Transportation 2018 $15,000.00 Robert Blight Giri Venkiteela 6099632239 Giri.Venkiteela@dot.NJ.gov
New Jersey Department of Transportation 2019 $15,000.00 Robert Blight Giri Venkiteela 6099632239 Giri.Venkiteela@dot.NJ.gov
New Mexico Department of Transportation $0.00
North Carolina Department of Transportation 2014 $15,000.00 Camille Coombes Neil Mastin 919 707 6661 jmastin@ncdot.gov
North Carolina Department of Transportation 2015 $15,000.00 Camille Coombes Neil Mastin 919 707 6661 jmastin@ncdot.gov
North Carolina Department of Transportation 2016 $15,000.00 Camille Coombes Neil Mastin 919 707 6661 jmastin@ncdot.gov
North Carolina Department of Transportation 2017 $15,000.00 Camille Coombes Neil Mastin 919 707 6661 jmastin@ncdot.gov
North Carolina Department of Transportation 2018 $15,000.00 Camille Coombes Neil Mastin 919 707 6661 jmastin@ncdot.gov
North Carolina Department of Transportation 2019 $15,000.00 Camille Coombes Neil Mastin 919 707 6661 jmastin@ncdot.gov
North Dakota Department of Transportation 2014 $15,000.00 Stephanie Weigel Amy Beise 701-328-6921 abeise@nd.gov
North Dakota Department of Transportation 2015 $15,000.00 Stephanie Weigel Amy Beise 701-328-6921 abeise@nd.gov
North Dakota Department of Transportation 2016 $15,000.00 Stephanie Weigel Amy Beise 701-328-6921 abeise@nd.gov
North Dakota Department of Transportation 2017 $15,000.00 Stephanie Weigel Amy Beise 701-328-6921 abeise@nd.gov
North Dakota Department of Transportation 2018 $15,000.00 Stephanie Weigel Amy Beise 701-328-6921 abeise@nd.gov
North Dakota Department of Transportation 2019 $0.00 Stephanie Weigel Amy Beise 701-328-6921 abeise@nd.gov
Ohio Department of Transportation 2014 $15,000.00 Patrick Bierl General Research 614-644-8135 Research@dot.state.oh.us
Ohio Department of Transportation 2015 $15,000.00 Patrick Bierl General Research 614-644-8135 Research@dot.state.oh.us
Ohio Department of Transportation 2016 $15,000.00 Patrick Bierl General Research 614-644-8135 Research@dot.state.oh.us
Ohio Department of Transportation 2017 $15,000.00 Patrick Bierl General Research 614-644-8135 Research@dot.state.oh.us
Ohio Department of Transportation 2018 $15,000.00 Patrick Bierl General Research 614-644-8135 Research@dot.state.oh.us
Ohio Department of Transportation 2019 $15,000.00 Patrick Bierl General Research 614-644-8135 Research@dot.state.oh.us
Oregon Department of Transportation 2014 $15,000.00 Cole Mullis Michael Bufalino 503-986-2845 Michael.Bufalino@odot.state.or.us
Oregon Department of Transportation 2015 $15,000.00 Cole Mullis Michael Bufalino 503-986-2845 Michael.Bufalino@odot.state.or.us
Oregon Department of Transportation 2016 $15,000.00 Cole Mullis Michael Bufalino 503-986-2845 Michael.Bufalino@odot.state.or.us
Oregon Department of Transportation 2017 $15,000.00 Cole Mullis Michael Bufalino 503-986-2845 Michael.Bufalino@odot.state.or.us
Oregon Department of Transportation 2018 $15,000.00 Cole Mullis Michael Bufalino 503-986-2845 Michael.Bufalino@odot.state.or.us
Oregon Department of Transportation 2019 $15,000.00 Cole Mullis Michael Bufalino 503-986-2845 Michael.Bufalino@odot.state.or.us
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2015 $15,000.00 John Van Sickle Lisa Tarson (717) 705-2202 ltarson@pa.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2016 $15,000.00 John Van Sickle Lisa Tarson (717) 705-2202 ltarson@pa.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2017 $15,000.00 John Van Sickle Lisa Tarson (717) 705-2202 ltarson@pa.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2018 $15,000.00 John Van Sickle Lisa Tarson (717) 705-2202 ltarson@pa.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2019 $15,000.00 John Van Sickle Lisa Tarson (717) 705-2202 ltarson@pa.gov
Rhode Island Department of Transportation $0.00
South Dakota Department of Transportation 2014 $15,000.00 Justin Cook David Huft 605-773-3358 dave.huft@state.sd.us
South Dakota Department of Transportation 2015 $15,000.00 Justin Cook David Huft 605-773-3358 dave.huft@state.sd.us
South Dakota Department of Transportation 2016 $15,000.00 Justin Cook David Huft 605-773-3358 dave.huft@state.sd.us
South Dakota Department of Transportation 2017 $15,000.00 Justin Cook David Huft 605-773-3358 dave.huft@state.sd.us
South Dakota Department of Transportation 2018 $15,000.00 Justin Cook David Huft 605-773-3358 dave.huft@state.sd.us
South Dakota Department of Transportation 2019 $15,000.00 Justin Cook David Huft 605-773-3358 dave.huft@state.sd.us
Tennessee Department of Transportation $0.00
Texas Department of Transportation 2014 $15,000.00 Jenny Li Ned Mattila 512-416-4727 ned.mattila@txdot.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2015 $15,000.00 Jenny Li Ned Mattila 512-416-4727 ned.mattila@txdot.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2016 $15,000.00 Jenny Li Ned Mattila 512-416-4727 ned.mattila@txdot.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2017 $15,000.00 Jenny Li Ned Mattila 512-416-4727 ned.mattila@txdot.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2018 $15,000.00 Jenny Li Ned Mattila 512-416-4727 ned.mattila@txdot.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2019 $15,000.00 Jenny Li Ned Mattila 512-416-4727 ned.mattila@txdot.gov
Virginia Department of Transportation 2014 $15,000.00 Kevin McGhee Bill Kelsh 434-293-1934 Bill.Kelsh@VDOT.Virginia.gov
Virginia Department of Transportation 2015 $15,000.00 Kevin McGhee Bill Kelsh 434-293-1934 Bill.Kelsh@VDOT.Virginia.gov
Virginia Department of Transportation 2016 $15,000.00 Kevin McGhee Bill Kelsh 434-293-1934 Bill.Kelsh@VDOT.Virginia.gov
Virginia Department of Transportation 2017 $15,000.00 Kevin McGhee Bill Kelsh 434-293-1934 Bill.Kelsh@VDOT.Virginia.gov
Virginia Department of Transportation 2018 $15,000.00 Kevin McGhee Bill Kelsh 434-293-1934 Bill.Kelsh@VDOT.Virginia.gov
Virginia Department of Transportation 2019 $15,000.00 Kevin McGhee Bill Kelsh 434-293-1934 Bill.Kelsh@VDOT.Virginia.gov
Virginia Transportation Research Council $0.00
Washington State Department of Transportation 2014 $20,000.00 Jeff Uhlmeyer Lu Saechao 360.705.7260 saechal@wsdot.wa.gov
Washington State Department of Transportation 2015 $15,000.00 Jeff Uhlmeyer Lu Saechao 360.705.7260 saechal@wsdot.wa.gov

Study Description

The technical capabilities of systems to collect and analyze pavement surface distress and transverse profile (PSDATP) have increased dramatically in the last 5-10 years. Many State highway agencies (SHAs) are in the process of assessing the procurement of equipment/systems or procuring vendor services for network and project level assessments. Additionally, the SHAs are constantly trying to determine the cost of data collection to help support pavement decisions.

The collection of quality PSDATP is critical for pavement management and design. The current national and State efforts to develop and refine pavement performance measures highlight the high value provided by quality PSDATP.

The implementation of new project delivery methods with medium- to long-term maintenance agreements (Design Build Maintain, Design Build Operate, etc.) and performance measures directing maintenance and rehabilitation strategies, justify a high level of quality PSDATP for proper planning and the allocation of funding.

The implementation of the Mechanistic Empirical Pavement Design Guide (MEPDG) highlights the need for quality PSDATP to maximize the potential of the MEPDG and all other pavement design models.

The emphasis on preventive pavement maintenance activities provides the opportunity for additional value from greater resolution of pavement surface distress quantification.

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) currently sponsors Expert Task Groups (ETG) and/or Technical Working Groups (TWG) for Asphalt Binder, Asphalt Mixture, Asphalt Modeling, Concrete Pavement Technology Program, Pavement Smoothness, and Rutting and Cracking Measurement, to obtain stakeholder input and provide technical information and evaluation. This pooled-fund effort will result in reconstituting the existing Rutting and Cracking Measurement ETG.

The activities of the pooled-fund effort will be communicated with other appropriate committees and groups in the pavement community, such as, the Road Profiler User Group, the FHWA, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Joint Technical Committee on Pavements, the AASHTO Highway Subcommittee on Materials, and the Transportation Research Board (TRB).

The FHWA Rutting and Cracking Measurement ETG developed a set of protocols and guidelines that have been approved by the AASHTO Highway Subcommittee on Materials (SOM) as provisional standards. Validation and refinement of the provisional standards is needed. A June 2013 survey of SOM members on interest in supporting this pooled fund project resulted in 27 responses with 10 responding yes definitely, 14 possibly, 2 probably not, and 1 no.

The Long-Term Pavement Performance (LTPP) program has 10+ years of experience using pavement surface distress data collection systems on a daily basis. This experience includes purchasing specifications, data reduction, and application activities. Their experience can be beneficial to the SHAs.

This new pooled-fund project is being established to provide direction and funding that will unify the strategies, address implementation efforts, and promote practices that improve the accuracy and repeatability of the data collection and analysis systems and promote the knowledge and understanding of PSDATP measurements. It is expected that this study will be completed within 6 years. Based on the conceptual similarities of this study with the existing Pooled-Fund Study TPF-5(063) “Improving the Quality of Pavement Profiler Measurement,” it is proposed that this new study follow a similar project management approach – through the establishment of a “Study Charter” (See Task 1).

Objectives

Improve the Quality of Pavement Surface Distress and Transverse Profile Data Collection and Analysis by assembling SHAs, the FHWA, and industry representatives to:

• Identify data collection integrity and quality issues

• Identify data analysis needs

• Suggest approaches to addressing identified issues and needs

Based on this information, the SHAs and the FHWA will:

• Initiate and monitor projects intended to address identified issues and needs

• Disseminate results

• Assist in solution deployment

Scope of Work

Task 1. Administration

Assemble a TWG - It is proposed that all of the SHAs that elect to participate in the study will be afforded the opportunity to attend and participate in a kick-off and periodic meetings. The main mission of the kick-off meeting is to organize the specifics of the pooled-fund study. It is expected the first activities will include the development of a “Study Charter” to outline how the TWG will function in carrying out its main duties of identifying needs, proposing projects, and selecting projects to be carried out within the pooled-fund effort. It is envisioned that the TWG will meet twice a year over a 6-year period, but it may be necessary to meet three times in the first year. The participating SHAs will receive first priority for all of the developed equipment and procedures.

Task 2. Identify, prioritize, and select projects

At the first meeting and as necessary, identify, prioritize, and select projects to be conducted within the pooled-fund project. As needed, update the project list. Potential projects may include efforts that are conducted by members of the TWG or contracted resources. Potential projects may include, but are not limited to:

• Verification/validation of existing standards

• Field Evaluations of vendor data collection and analysis systems (rodeos)

• Analysis standards for transverse profiles related to water retention

• Implementation/demonstration of results

• Procurement standards for vendor services

• Calibration standards

• Verification standards

• Feasibility studies for innovative technologies

• Technical assistance services to assist SHAs in implementing standards

• Define critical accuracy requirements

• Monitor emerging technologies

• Develop surface distress indices

Task 3. Project Execution

Selected projects will be developed into project plans. If a project requires a contract, then the project plan will be suitable for a contract statement of work. Appropriate level of TWG oversight will be conducted for each project. Project results/reports are expected to be published by FHWA so the results will be available to all, and other results may become AASHTO standards.

Comments

Planned Budget

Item Cost

Task # 1: Administration

• Meetings $20,000

• Travel $140,000

• Publications $20,000

Task 1 Subtotal $180,000

Task # 3: Project Execution

• Studies $1,520,000

Task 3 Subtotal $1,520,000

Total $1,700,000

It is anticipated that 20 SHAs need to participate for 6 years at approximately $15,000 per year. (As a demonstration of the FHWA’s continued dedication to supporting measurement of pavement surface characteristics, the FHWA will commit $100,000 in funding . This is a tentative commitment as of July, 2013)

100% SP&R approval obtained.

Study Management

It is recommended that the study be administered by the FHWA with technical management provided by the participating SHAs through means of a TWG. It is anticipated that the current FHWA Rutting and Cracking Measurement ETG, which has developed the current AASHTO Provisional Standards, be reconstituted into a TWG including participants from this study and function as an advisory group. This method is chosen due to the nature of the scope of work involved, the need to get many SHAs involved, the need to work with industry groups, etc. The SHAs financially participating may also choose to technically participate, at their discretion. This would automatically include them in the TWG as well. The FHWA will provide study facilitation services and technical specialists--either from in-house staff or with contract staff support assistance.

Background documents:

AASHTO PP 67, Quantifying Cracks in Asphalt Pavement Surfaces from Collected Images Utilizing Automated Methods

AASHTO PP 68, Collecting Images of Pavement Surfaces for Distress Detection

AASHTO PP 69, Determining Pavement Deformation Parameters and Cross-Slope from Collected Transverse Profiles

AASHTO PP 70, Collecting the Transverse Pavement Profile

Documents Attached
Title File/Link Type Privacy Download
Develop Standard Data Format Task 4 Final Report, 2016 Task 4 Report 508 Final Oct 2017.pdf Final Report Public
Evaluation of Proposed Standard Data Format and Compression Algorithms for 2D/3D Pavement Surface Image Data Format Final Rep on FHWA website.pdf Final Report Public
Certification and Verification of Transverse Profilers final report Report final posted on FHWA website 2020 8.pdf Final Report Public
Developing Guidelines for Cracking Assessment for Use in Vendor Selection Process for Pavement Crack Data Collection/Analysis Systems and/or Services https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/pavement/pub_details.cfm?id=1119 Final Report Public
Acceptance Memo from Lead Agency FHWA pooled fund accept memo updated.m36.pdf Memorandum Public
Waiver Memo Approval of SP&R Waiver Solicitation#1357.pdf Memorandum Public
Charter approved May 2014 Charter PSDAT.-54.pdf Other Public
April 2014 Quarterly Report April 2014.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
July 2014 Quarterly Progress Report July 2014.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
October 2014 Quarterly Progress Report Oct 2014.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
December 2014 Quarterly Report Dec 2014.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
March 2015 Quarterly Progress Report March 2015.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
June 2015 Quarterly Progress Report June 2015.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
September 2015 Quarter Progress Report Sept 2015.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
December 2015 Quarterly Progress Report Dec 2015.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
March 2016 Quarterly Progress Report March 2016.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
June 2016 Quarterly Progress Report June 2016.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
October 2016 Quarterly Progress Report Oct 2016.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
January 2017 Quarterly Progress Report Jan 2017.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
April 2017 Quarter Progress Report April 2017.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
June 2017 Quarterly Progress Report June 2017.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
September 2017 Quarterly Progress Report Sept 2017.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
January 2018 Quarterly Progress Report Jan 2018.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
April 2018 Quarterly Progress Report April 2018.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
June 2018 Quarterly Progress Report June 2018.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
October 2018 Quarterly Progress Report Oct 2018.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
January 2019 Quarterly Progress Report Jan 2019.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
April 2019 Quarterly Progress Report April 2019.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
June 2019 Quarterly Progress Report June 2019.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
October 2019 Quarterly Progress Report 2019 October.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
January 2020 Quarterly Progress Report Quarterly Progress Report Public
April 2020 Quarterly Progress Report 2020 7.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
October 2020 Quarterly Progress Report 2020 10.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
January 2021 Quarterly Progress Report 2021 1.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
April 2021 Quarterly Progress Report 2021 4.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
June 2021 Quarterly Progress Report 2021 7.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
October 2021 Quarterly Progress Report 2021 10.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Develop Standard Data Format Task 2 Report, 2016 Task 2 Report 508 Final Oct 2017.pdf Report Public
Develop Standard Data Format Task 3 Report, 2016 Task 3 Report 508 Final Oct 2017.pdf Report Public

IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF PAVEMENT SURFACE DISTRESS AND TRANSVERSE PROFILE DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS

General Information
Study Number: TPF-5(299)
Lead Organization: Federal Highway Administration
Solicitation Number: 1357
Partners: Louisiana Transportation Research Center, AL, AR, CA, CO, FHWA, FL, GADOT, KS, KY, LA, MDOT SHA, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NJ, NM, OH, OR, PADOT, RI, SD, TN, TX, VA, VTRC, WA
Status: Cleared by FHWA
Est. Completion Date:
Contract/Other Number:
Last Updated: Oct 07, 2015
Contract End Date:
Financial Summary
Contract Amount:
Total Commitments Received: $1,655,000.00
100% SP&R Approval:
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): Andy Mergenmeier
andy.mergenmeier@dot.gov
Phone: 667.239.0879
FHWA Technical Liaison(s): Andy Mergenmeier
andy.mergenmeier@dot.gov
Phone: 667.239.0879
Commitments by Organizations
Organization Year Commitments Technical Contact Name Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
Alabama Department of Transportation 2013 $0.00 Michelle Owens Jeff Brown 334-353-6941 brownje@dot.state.al.us
Alabama Department of Transportation 2014 $15,000.00 Michelle Owens Jeff Brown 334-353-6941 brownje@dot.state.al.us
Alabama Department of Transportation 2015 $15,000.00 Michelle Owens Jeff Brown 334-353-6941 brownje@dot.state.al.us
Alabama Department of Transportation 2016 $15,000.00 Michelle Owens Jeff Brown 334-353-6941 brownje@dot.state.al.us
Alabama Department of Transportation 2017 $15,000.00 Michelle Owens Jeff Brown 334-353-6941 brownje@dot.state.al.us
Alabama Department of Transportation 2018 $15,000.00 Michelle Owens Jeff Brown 334-353-6941 brownje@dot.state.al.us
Alabama Department of Transportation 2019 $15,000.00 Michelle Owens Jeff Brown 334-353-6941 brownje@dot.state.al.us
Arkansas Department of Transportation 2015 $15,000.00 Elisha Wright-Kehner Elisha Wright-Kehner Elisha.Wright-Kehner@ardot.gov
Arkansas Department of Transportation 2016 $15,000.00 Elisha Wright-Kehner Elisha Wright-Kehner Elisha.Wright-Kehner@ardot.gov
Arkansas Department of Transportation 2017 $15,000.00 Elisha Wright-Kehner Elisha Wright-Kehner Elisha.Wright-Kehner@ardot.gov
Arkansas Department of Transportation 2018 $15,000.00 Elisha Wright-Kehner Elisha Wright-Kehner Elisha.Wright-Kehner@ardot.gov
Arkansas Department of Transportation 2019 $15,000.00 Elisha Wright-Kehner Elisha Wright-Kehner Elisha.Wright-Kehner@ardot.gov
California Department of Transportation 2014 $15,000.00 Zhongren Wang Sang Le 916-227-0701 sang.le@dot.ca.gov
California Department of Transportation 2015 $15,000.00 Zhongren Wang Sang Le 916-227-0701 sang.le@dot.ca.gov
California Department of Transportation 2016 $15,000.00 Zhongren Wang Sang Le 916-227-0701 sang.le@dot.ca.gov
California Department of Transportation 2017 $15,000.00 Zhongren Wang Sang Le 916-227-0701 sang.le@dot.ca.gov
California Department of Transportation 2018 $15,000.00 Zhongren Wang Sang Le 916-227-0701 sang.le@dot.ca.gov
California Department of Transportation 2019 $15,000.00 Zhongren Wang Sang Le 916-227-0701 sang.le@dot.ca.gov
Colorado Department of Transportation 2016 $15,000.00 Stephen Henry Aziz Khan aziz.khan@state.co.us
Colorado Department of Transportation 2017 $15,000.00 Stephen Henry Aziz Khan aziz.khan@state.co.us
Colorado Department of Transportation 2018 $15,000.00 Stephen Henry Aziz Khan aziz.khan@state.co.us
Colorado Department of Transportation 2019 $15,000.00 Stephen Henry Aziz Khan aziz.khan@state.co.us
Florida Department of Transportation 2014 $15,000.00 Bouzid Choubane Patti Brannon 850-414-4616 patti.brannon@dot.state.fl.us
Florida Department of Transportation 2015 $15,000.00 Bouzid Choubane Patti Brannon 850-414-4616 patti.brannon@dot.state.fl.us
Florida Department of Transportation 2016 $15,000.00 Bouzid Choubane Patti Brannon 850-414-4616 patti.brannon@dot.state.fl.us
Florida Department of Transportation 2017 $15,000.00 Bouzid Choubane Patti Brannon 850-414-4616 patti.brannon@dot.state.fl.us
Florida Department of Transportation 2018 $15,000.00 Bouzid Choubane Patti Brannon 850-414-4616 patti.brannon@dot.state.fl.us
Florida Department of Transportation 2019 $15,000.00 Bouzid Choubane Patti Brannon 850-414-4616 patti.brannon@dot.state.fl.us
Georgia Department of Transportation 2014 $15,000.00 Vincent Newsome Supriya Kamatkar 404-347-0552 skamatkar@dot.ga.gov
Georgia Department of Transportation 2015 $15,000.00 Vincent Newsome Supriya Kamatkar 404-347-0552 skamatkar@dot.ga.gov
Georgia Department of Transportation 2016 $15,000.00 Vincent Newsome Supriya Kamatkar 404-347-0552 skamatkar@dot.ga.gov
Georgia Department of Transportation 2017 $15,000.00 Vincent Newsome Supriya Kamatkar 404-347-0552 skamatkar@dot.ga.gov
Georgia Department of Transportation 2018 $15,000.00 Vincent Newsome Supriya Kamatkar 404-347-0552 skamatkar@dot.ga.gov
Georgia Department of Transportation 2019 $15,000.00 Vincent Newsome Supriya Kamatkar 404-347-0552 skamatkar@dot.ga.gov
Kansas Department of Transportation 2014 $15,000.00 Rick Miller David Behzadpour 785-291-3847 David.Behzadpour@ks.gov
Kansas Department of Transportation 2015 $15,000.00 Rick Miller David Behzadpour 785-291-3847 David.Behzadpour@ks.gov
Kansas Department of Transportation 2016 $15,000.00 Rick Miller David Behzadpour 785-291-3847 David.Behzadpour@ks.gov
Kansas Department of Transportation 2017 $15,000.00 Rick Miller David Behzadpour 785-291-3847 David.Behzadpour@ks.gov
Kansas Department of Transportation 2018 $15,000.00 Rick Miller David Behzadpour 785-291-3847 David.Behzadpour@ks.gov
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet 2015 $15,000.00 Chad Shive Jason Siwula 502.782.5537 jason.siwula@ky.gov
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet 2016 $15,000.00 Chad Shive Jason Siwula 502.782.5537 jason.siwula@ky.gov
Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration 2015 $15,000.00 John Andrews Allison Hardt 410-545-2916 ahardt@mdot.maryland.gov
Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration 2016 $15,000.00 John Andrews Allison Hardt 410-545-2916 ahardt@mdot.maryland.gov
Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration 2017 $45,000.00 John Andrews Allison Hardt 410-545-2916 ahardt@mdot.maryland.gov
Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration 2018 $0.00 John Andrews Allison Hardt 410-545-2916 ahardt@mdot.maryland.gov
Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration 2019 $0.00 John Andrews Allison Hardt 410-545-2916 ahardt@mdot.maryland.gov
Mississippi Department of Transportation 2014 $15,000.00 Cindy Smith Robert Vance RVance@mdot.ms.gov
Mississippi Department of Transportation 2015 $15,000.00 Cindy Smith Robert Vance RVance@mdot.ms.gov
Mississippi Department of Transportation 2016 $15,000.00 Cindy Smith Robert Vance RVance@mdot.ms.gov
Mississippi Department of Transportation 2017 $15,000.00 Cindy Smith Robert Vance RVance@mdot.ms.gov
Mississippi Department of Transportation 2018 $15,000.00 Cindy Smith Robert Vance RVance@mdot.ms.gov
Mississippi Department of Transportation 2019 $15,000.00 Cindy Smith Robert Vance RVance@mdot.ms.gov
Montana Department of Transportation 2015 $15,000.00 Mary Gayle Padmos Susan Sillick 406-444-7693 ssillick@mt.gov
Montana Department of Transportation 2016 $15,000.00 Mary Gayle Padmos Susan Sillick 406-444-7693 ssillick@mt.gov
Montana Department of Transportation 2017 $15,000.00 Mary Gayle Padmos Susan Sillick 406-444-7693 ssillick@mt.gov
Montana Department of Transportation 2018 $15,000.00 Mary Gayle Padmos Susan Sillick 406-444-7693 ssillick@mt.gov
Montana Department of Transportation 2019 $15,000.00 Mary Gayle Padmos Susan Sillick 406-444-7693 ssillick@mt.gov
New Jersey Department of Transportation 2014 $15,000.00 Robert Blight Giri Venkiteela 6099632239 Giri.Venkiteela@dot.NJ.gov
New Jersey Department of Transportation 2015 $15,000.00 Robert Blight Giri Venkiteela 6099632239 Giri.Venkiteela@dot.NJ.gov
New Jersey Department of Transportation 2016 $15,000.00 Robert Blight Giri Venkiteela 6099632239 Giri.Venkiteela@dot.NJ.gov
New Jersey Department of Transportation 2017 $15,000.00 Robert Blight Giri Venkiteela 6099632239 Giri.Venkiteela@dot.NJ.gov
New Jersey Department of Transportation 2018 $15,000.00 Robert Blight Giri Venkiteela 6099632239 Giri.Venkiteela@dot.NJ.gov
New Jersey Department of Transportation 2019 $15,000.00 Robert Blight Giri Venkiteela 6099632239 Giri.Venkiteela@dot.NJ.gov
North Carolina Department of Transportation 2014 $15,000.00 Camille Coombes Neil Mastin 919 707 6661 jmastin@ncdot.gov
North Carolina Department of Transportation 2015 $15,000.00 Camille Coombes Neil Mastin 919 707 6661 jmastin@ncdot.gov
North Carolina Department of Transportation 2016 $15,000.00 Camille Coombes Neil Mastin 919 707 6661 jmastin@ncdot.gov
North Carolina Department of Transportation 2017 $15,000.00 Camille Coombes Neil Mastin 919 707 6661 jmastin@ncdot.gov
North Carolina Department of Transportation 2018 $15,000.00 Camille Coombes Neil Mastin 919 707 6661 jmastin@ncdot.gov
North Carolina Department of Transportation 2019 $15,000.00 Camille Coombes Neil Mastin 919 707 6661 jmastin@ncdot.gov
North Dakota Department of Transportation 2014 $15,000.00 Stephanie Weigel Amy Beise 701-328-6921 abeise@nd.gov
North Dakota Department of Transportation 2015 $15,000.00 Stephanie Weigel Amy Beise 701-328-6921 abeise@nd.gov
North Dakota Department of Transportation 2016 $15,000.00 Stephanie Weigel Amy Beise 701-328-6921 abeise@nd.gov
North Dakota Department of Transportation 2017 $15,000.00 Stephanie Weigel Amy Beise 701-328-6921 abeise@nd.gov
North Dakota Department of Transportation 2018 $15,000.00 Stephanie Weigel Amy Beise 701-328-6921 abeise@nd.gov
North Dakota Department of Transportation 2019 $0.00 Stephanie Weigel Amy Beise 701-328-6921 abeise@nd.gov
Ohio Department of Transportation 2014 $15,000.00 Patrick Bierl General Research 614-644-8135 Research@dot.state.oh.us
Ohio Department of Transportation 2015 $15,000.00 Patrick Bierl General Research 614-644-8135 Research@dot.state.oh.us
Ohio Department of Transportation 2016 $15,000.00 Patrick Bierl General Research 614-644-8135 Research@dot.state.oh.us
Ohio Department of Transportation 2017 $15,000.00 Patrick Bierl General Research 614-644-8135 Research@dot.state.oh.us
Ohio Department of Transportation 2018 $15,000.00 Patrick Bierl General Research 614-644-8135 Research@dot.state.oh.us
Ohio Department of Transportation 2019 $15,000.00 Patrick Bierl General Research 614-644-8135 Research@dot.state.oh.us
Oregon Department of Transportation 2014 $15,000.00 Cole Mullis Michael Bufalino 503-986-2845 Michael.Bufalino@odot.state.or.us
Oregon Department of Transportation 2015 $15,000.00 Cole Mullis Michael Bufalino 503-986-2845 Michael.Bufalino@odot.state.or.us
Oregon Department of Transportation 2016 $15,000.00 Cole Mullis Michael Bufalino 503-986-2845 Michael.Bufalino@odot.state.or.us
Oregon Department of Transportation 2017 $15,000.00 Cole Mullis Michael Bufalino 503-986-2845 Michael.Bufalino@odot.state.or.us
Oregon Department of Transportation 2018 $15,000.00 Cole Mullis Michael Bufalino 503-986-2845 Michael.Bufalino@odot.state.or.us
Oregon Department of Transportation 2019 $15,000.00 Cole Mullis Michael Bufalino 503-986-2845 Michael.Bufalino@odot.state.or.us
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2015 $15,000.00 John Van Sickle Lisa Tarson (717) 705-2202 ltarson@pa.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2016 $15,000.00 John Van Sickle Lisa Tarson (717) 705-2202 ltarson@pa.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2017 $15,000.00 John Van Sickle Lisa Tarson (717) 705-2202 ltarson@pa.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2018 $15,000.00 John Van Sickle Lisa Tarson (717) 705-2202 ltarson@pa.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2019 $15,000.00 John Van Sickle Lisa Tarson (717) 705-2202 ltarson@pa.gov
South Dakota Department of Transportation 2014 $15,000.00 Justin Cook David Huft 605-773-3358 dave.huft@state.sd.us
South Dakota Department of Transportation 2015 $15,000.00 Justin Cook David Huft 605-773-3358 dave.huft@state.sd.us
South Dakota Department of Transportation 2016 $15,000.00 Justin Cook David Huft 605-773-3358 dave.huft@state.sd.us
South Dakota Department of Transportation 2017 $15,000.00 Justin Cook David Huft 605-773-3358 dave.huft@state.sd.us
South Dakota Department of Transportation 2018 $15,000.00 Justin Cook David Huft 605-773-3358 dave.huft@state.sd.us
South Dakota Department of Transportation 2019 $15,000.00 Justin Cook David Huft 605-773-3358 dave.huft@state.sd.us
Texas Department of Transportation 2014 $15,000.00 Jenny Li Ned Mattila 512-416-4727 ned.mattila@txdot.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2015 $15,000.00 Jenny Li Ned Mattila 512-416-4727 ned.mattila@txdot.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2016 $15,000.00 Jenny Li Ned Mattila 512-416-4727 ned.mattila@txdot.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2017 $15,000.00 Jenny Li Ned Mattila 512-416-4727 ned.mattila@txdot.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2018 $15,000.00 Jenny Li Ned Mattila 512-416-4727 ned.mattila@txdot.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2019 $15,000.00 Jenny Li Ned Mattila 512-416-4727 ned.mattila@txdot.gov
Virginia Department of Transportation 2014 $15,000.00 Kevin McGhee Bill Kelsh 434-293-1934 Bill.Kelsh@VDOT.Virginia.gov
Virginia Department of Transportation 2015 $15,000.00 Kevin McGhee Bill Kelsh 434-293-1934 Bill.Kelsh@VDOT.Virginia.gov
Virginia Department of Transportation 2016 $15,000.00 Kevin McGhee Bill Kelsh 434-293-1934 Bill.Kelsh@VDOT.Virginia.gov
Virginia Department of Transportation 2017 $15,000.00 Kevin McGhee Bill Kelsh 434-293-1934 Bill.Kelsh@VDOT.Virginia.gov
Virginia Department of Transportation 2018 $15,000.00 Kevin McGhee Bill Kelsh 434-293-1934 Bill.Kelsh@VDOT.Virginia.gov
Virginia Department of Transportation 2019 $15,000.00 Kevin McGhee Bill Kelsh 434-293-1934 Bill.Kelsh@VDOT.Virginia.gov
Washington State Department of Transportation 2014 $20,000.00 Jeff Uhlmeyer Lu Saechao 360.705.7260 saechal@wsdot.wa.gov
Washington State Department of Transportation 2015 $15,000.00 Jeff Uhlmeyer Lu Saechao 360.705.7260 saechal@wsdot.wa.gov

Study Description

Study Description

The technical capabilities of systems to collect and analyze pavement surface distress and transverse profile (PSDATP) have increased dramatically in the last 5-10 years. Many State highway agencies (SHAs) are in the process of assessing the procurement of equipment/systems or procuring vendor services for network and project level assessments. Additionally, the SHAs are constantly trying to determine the cost of data collection to help support pavement decisions.

The collection of quality PSDATP is critical for pavement management and design. The current national and State efforts to develop and refine pavement performance measures highlight the high value provided by quality PSDATP.

The implementation of new project delivery methods with medium- to long-term maintenance agreements (Design Build Maintain, Design Build Operate, etc.) and performance measures directing maintenance and rehabilitation strategies, justify a high level of quality PSDATP for proper planning and the allocation of funding.

The implementation of the Mechanistic Empirical Pavement Design Guide (MEPDG) highlights the need for quality PSDATP to maximize the potential of the MEPDG and all other pavement design models.

The emphasis on preventive pavement maintenance activities provides the opportunity for additional value from greater resolution of pavement surface distress quantification.

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) currently sponsors Expert Task Groups (ETG) and/or Technical Working Groups (TWG) for Asphalt Binder, Asphalt Mixture, Asphalt Modeling, Concrete Pavement Technology Program, Pavement Smoothness, and Rutting and Cracking Measurement, to obtain stakeholder input and provide technical information and evaluation. This pooled-fund effort will result in reconstituting the existing Rutting and Cracking Measurement ETG.

The activities of the pooled-fund effort will be communicated with other appropriate committees and groups in the pavement community, such as, the Road Profiler User Group, the FHWA, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Joint Technical Committee on Pavements, the AASHTO Highway Subcommittee on Materials, and the Transportation Research Board (TRB).

The FHWA Rutting and Cracking Measurement ETG developed a set of protocols and guidelines that have been approved by the AASHTO Highway Subcommittee on Materials (SOM) as provisional standards. Validation and refinement of the provisional standards is needed. A June 2013 survey of SOM members on interest in supporting this pooled fund project resulted in 27 responses with 10 responding yes definitely, 14 possibly, 2 probably not, and 1 no.

The Long-Term Pavement Performance (LTPP) program has 10+ years of experience using pavement surface distress data collection systems on a daily basis. This experience includes purchasing specifications, data reduction, and application activities. Their experience can be beneficial to the SHAs.

This new pooled-fund project is being established to provide direction and funding that will unify the strategies, address implementation efforts, and promote practices that improve the accuracy and repeatability of the data collection and analysis systems and promote the knowledge and understanding of PSDATP measurements. It is expected that this study will be completed within 6 years. Based on the conceptual similarities of this study with the existing Pooled-Fund Study TPF-5(063) “Improving the Quality of Pavement Profiler Measurement,” it is proposed that this new study follow a similar project management approach – through the establishment of a “Study Charter” (See Task 1).

Objectives

Improve the Quality of Pavement Surface Distress and Transverse Profile Data Collection and Analysis by assembling SHAs, the FHWA, and industry representatives to:

• Identify data collection integrity and quality issues

• Identify data analysis needs

• Suggest approaches to addressing identified issues and needs

Based on this information, the SHAs and the FHWA will:

• Initiate and monitor projects intended to address identified issues and needs

• Disseminate results

• Assist in solution deployment

Scope of Work

Task 1. Administration

Assemble a TWG - It is proposed that all of the SHAs that elect to participate in the study will be afforded the opportunity to attend and participate in a kick-off and periodic meetings. The main mission of the kick-off meeting is to organize the specifics of the pooled-fund study. It is expected the first activities will include the development of a “Study Charter” to outline how the TWG will function in carrying out its main duties of identifying needs, proposing projects, and selecting projects to be carried out within the pooled-fund effort. It is envisioned that the TWG will meet twice a year over a 6-year period, but it may be necessary to meet three times in the first year. The participating SHAs will receive first priority for all of the developed equipment and procedures.

Task 2. Identify, prioritize, and select projects

At the first meeting and as necessary, identify, prioritize, and select projects to be conducted within the pooled-fund project. As needed, update the project list. Potential projects may include efforts that are conducted by members of the TWG or contracted resources. Potential projects may include, but are not limited to:

• Verification/validation of existing standards

• Field Evaluations of vendor data collection and analysis systems (rodeos)

• Analysis standards for transverse profiles related to water retention

• Implementation/demonstration of results

• Procurement standards for vendor services

• Calibration standards

• Verification standards

• Feasibility studies for innovative technologies

• Technical assistance services to assist SHAs in implementing standards

• Define critical accuracy requirements

• Monitor emerging technologies

• Develop surface distress indices

Task 3. Project Execution

Selected projects will be developed into project plans. If a project requires a contract, then the project plan will be suitable for a contract statement of work. Appropriate level of TWG oversight will be conducted for each project. Project results/reports are expected to be published by FHWA so the results will be available to all, and other results may become AASHTO standards.

Comments

Planned Budget

Item Cost

Task # 1: Administration

• Meetings $20,000

• Travel $140,000

• Publications $20,000

Task 1 Subtotal $180,000

Task # 3: Project Execution

• Studies $1,520,000

Task 3 Subtotal $1,520,000

Total $1,700,000

It is anticipated that 20 SHAs need to participate for 6 years at approximately $15,000 per year. (As a demonstration of the FHWA’s continued dedication to supporting measurement of pavement surface characteristics, the FHWA will commit $100,000 in funding . This is a tentative commitment as of July, 2013)

100% SP&R approval obtained.

Study Management

It is recommended that the study be administered by the FHWA with technical management provided by the participating SHAs through means of a TWG. It is anticipated that the current FHWA Rutting and Cracking Measurement ETG, which has developed the current AASHTO Provisional Standards, be reconstituted into a TWG including participants from this study and function as an advisory group. This method is chosen due to the nature of the scope of work involved, the need to get many SHAs involved, the need to work with industry groups, etc. The SHAs financially participating may also choose to technically participate, at their discretion. This would automatically include them in the TWG as well. The FHWA will provide study facilitation services and technical specialists--either from in-house staff or with contract staff support assistance.

Background documents:

AASHTO PP 67, Quantifying Cracks in Asphalt Pavement Surfaces from Collected Images Utilizing Automated Methods

AASHTO PP 68, Collecting Images of Pavement Surfaces for Distress Detection

AASHTO PP 69, Determining Pavement Deformation Parameters and Cross-Slope from Collected Transverse Profiles

AASHTO PP 70, Collecting the Transverse Pavement Profile

Title File/Link Type Private
Develop Standard Data Format Task 4 Final Report, 2016 Task 4 Report 508 Final Oct 2017.pdf Final Report Public
Evaluation of Proposed Standard Data Format and Compression Algorithms for 2D/3D Pavement Surface Image Data Format Final Rep on FHWA website.pdf Final Report Public
Certification and Verification of Transverse Profilers final report Report final posted on FHWA website 2020 8.pdf Final Report Public
Developing Guidelines for Cracking Assessment for Use in Vendor Selection Process for Pavement Crack Data Collection/Analysis Systems and/or Services Final Report Public
Acceptance Memo from Lead Agency FHWA pooled fund accept memo updated.m36.pdf Memorandum Public
Waiver Memo Approval of SP&R Waiver Solicitation#1357.pdf Memorandum Public
Charter approved May 2014 Charter PSDAT.-54.pdf Other Public
April 2014 Quarterly Report April 2014.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
July 2014 Quarterly Progress Report July 2014.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
October 2014 Quarterly Progress Report Oct 2014.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
December 2014 Quarterly Report Dec 2014.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
March 2015 Quarterly Progress Report March 2015.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
June 2015 Quarterly Progress Report June 2015.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
September 2015 Quarter Progress Report Sept 2015.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
December 2015 Quarterly Progress Report Dec 2015.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
March 2016 Quarterly Progress Report March 2016.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
June 2016 Quarterly Progress Report June 2016.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
October 2016 Quarterly Progress Report Oct 2016.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
January 2017 Quarterly Progress Report Jan 2017.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
April 2017 Quarter Progress Report April 2017.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
June 2017 Quarterly Progress Report June 2017.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
September 2017 Quarterly Progress Report Sept 2017.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
January 2018 Quarterly Progress Report Jan 2018.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
April 2018 Quarterly Progress Report April 2018.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
June 2018 Quarterly Progress Report June 2018.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
October 2018 Quarterly Progress Report Oct 2018.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
January 2019 Quarterly Progress Report Jan 2019.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
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June 2019 Quarterly Progress Report June 2019.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
October 2019 Quarterly Progress Report 2019 October.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
January 2020 Quarterly Progress Report Quarterly Progress Report Public
April 2020 Quarterly Progress Report 2020 7.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
October 2020 Quarterly Progress Report 2020 10.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
January 2021 Quarterly Progress Report 2021 1.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
April 2021 Quarterly Progress Report 2021 4.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
June 2021 Quarterly Progress Report 2021 7.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
October 2021 Quarterly Progress Report 2021 10.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Develop Standard Data Format Task 2 Report, 2016 Task 2 Report 508 Final Oct 2017.pdf Report Public
Develop Standard Data Format Task 3 Report, 2016 Task 3 Report 508 Final Oct 2017.pdf Report Public

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