For each pavement section, PAVERTM identifies the M&R level and the work year so as to optimize M&R funding and keep pavements above critical condition.
PAVERTM vs. Ad Hoc Approach
The following image shows actual benefits for a road network that implemented PAVERTM in 2010. The green path (upper right) shows the installation's calculated pavement condition when following the PAVERTM system. The red path (lower right) shows the consequence of continuing with an ad hoc approach (worst first) for identifying and timing maintenance and rehabilitation needs. The projected M&R cost avoidance for that road network is $34 million over 10 years.
In addition to reducing pavement maintenance costs, PAVERTM helps to improve quality of life by promoting timely repair of damaged pavements, providing smoother rides and reducing travel delays. It also provides ongoing business opportunities for private-sector pavement contractors and consultants involved in infrastructure sustainment.
This figure shows the impact on pavement condition distribution for a county in the US, after implementing PAVERTM for 10 years.