Pavement Design, Maintenance and Rehabilitation Guide for City Streets,
Pavement Condition Survey Guide for City Streets and
Pavement Management Guide for City Streets. These guidelines not only indicated what to do but also why and how to do it. The guidelines developed in the City Street Needs Assessment were much more complete and useable than those from the Local Roads Needs Study, but in most cases cannot be directly applied to rural road segments. Limited information on gravel streets was presented in the city guidelines and is very important for rural roads.
In addition, the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA) requires local governments to have a pavement management system for paved and gravel roads. To help counties manage their road systems better, the Department's task force for local pavement management has developed a work plan requiring development of these rural road guidelines for local government use.
Local governments need guidelines that present the how and why of design, maintenance, rehabilitation, condition survey and management of paved and gravel surfaced roads for their road system.