This manual is designed to provide background information and offer an approach for reviewing safety conditions on local roads and streets. It also should help local officials with setting priorities and planning for both immediate action and future improvements. There are no federal or state requirements for the improvement of roadway safety hazards. This manual is not intended to be a standard. The specific examples and suggestions are given only as examples.
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This manual is designed to help local officials evaluate drainage conditions along rural and urban roadways. It is part of the PASERWARE pavement management system. This manual can also be used to plan for road maintenance and improvements.
The Office of Federal Lands Highway (FLH) is part of the US Department of Transportation (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), and works in cooperation with federal land management agencies to plan, design, construct and rehabilitate highways and bridges on federally owned lands. In support of this mission, FLH has developed these project-level guidelines for assessing the condition and performance of existing roadway culverts, and when necessary, selecting corrective actions to be taken for any deficiencies found as part of specific project development activities. This procedures manual is intended to aid users in implementing a fully integrated culvert assessment and decision-making tool that provides guidance for selecting replacement or rehabilitation alternatives.
This manual is intended to assist local officials in understanding and rating the surface condition of gravel roads. It describes types and causes of distress and provides a simple system to visually rate the road segment’s condition. The rating procedure can be used as condition data for the Wisconsin DOT local road inventory and as part of a computerized pavement management system like PASERWARE.
Copyright 1989, 2002; reprint 2015
Get water away from the road
Build on a firm foundation
Use the best materials
Compact all layers
Design for traffic loads and volumes
Design for maintenance
Pave only when ready
Build from the bottom up
Protect your investment
Keep good records
Geotextiles and their application
Geotextiles for separation
Environmental considerations and permits
How to achieve proper compaction
Roadways and shoulders
Maintaining proper drainage