Using PASER and WISLR to Manage Your Roads


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Workshop Overview

This workshop will benefit local officials and their consultants who want to better manage their pavements by using PASER and WISLR. Attend this Transportation Information Center course and learn how to:

  • Rate the condition of your roads using PASER
  • Enter your PASER ratings into WISLR
  • Use WISLR to print reports and maps that show your road data
  • Use the WISLR pavement analysis and budget tools to develop a 5-year budget and plan

Who Should Attend?

This online training is intended  for Wisconsin town, village, city, and county officials and their consultants who rate the condition of their roads using PASER and submit their ratings to WisDOT through the  Wisconsin Information System for Local Roads (WISLR).


Additional Information

How to Participate:

To participate online you will need:

  • A computer with audio capabilities and a high-speed Internet connection
  • Access to the WISLR online pavement management system


Workshop Outline

Four On-line Sessions

Session 1: WISLR & Mileage Certification Basics - August 17, 2021

  • What road data is in WISLR
  • How WISLR displays the data
  • How WISLR is related to mileage certification
  • The mileage certification process
  • How to access your data
  • How to enter maintenance information

Between Session 1 & Session 2 - Quiz

Session 2: Rating Your Asphalt Roads Using PASER - August 19, 2021

  • How roads deteriorate
  • Typical surface distresses
  • Targeting maintenance and rehabilitation treatments
  • PASER rating system logic
  • How to conduct a field inspection
  • On-At location descriptions

Exercise - Asphalt PASER Rating and On-At Exercise

Session 3: Using WISLR to Submit Pavement Ratings - August 24, 2021

  • Download rating forms
  • Submitting condition ratings online
  • Modifying data in WISLR
  • Using WISLR to update pavement ratings
  • Responding to public's inquiries using WISLR data


Session 4: Managing pavement with WISLR Pavement Analysis Tools - August 26, 2021

  • The WISLR pavement management model
  • Loading local cost data
  • Running WISLR reports
  • Creating a five-year budget plan
  • Mapping the plan
  • Adding local priority information

Exercise - Run a rudimentary report and two budget trials using your local data


Kathleen Spencer

Kathleen Spencer is the Statewide Local Roads Coordinator for the Wisconsin DOT. She is responsible for managing the local road certification process and working with local government officials regarding their certified road miles inventory.

Benjamin Jordan

Ben Jordan is a program director with Interdisciplinary Professional Programs in the transportation sector. He has over 35 years of experience in civil engineering and public works. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign and is a Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Illinois.

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