This manual is intended to assist local officials in understanding and rating the surface condition of asphalt pavement. It describes types of defects and provides a simple system to visually rate pavement 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.
The PASER system described here and in other T.I.C. publications is based in part on a roadway management system originally developed by Phil Scherer, transportation planner, Northwest Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission.
Copyright 2002, revised 2013