Sustainable Pavement Management System in Urban Areas Considering the Vehicle Operating Costs
AbstractUrban roads constitute most of the existing roads and they are directly managed by small administrations. Normally, these small administrations do not have sufficient funds or sufficient qualified personnel to carry out this task. This paper deals with an easy-implementation Pavement Management System (PMS) to develop strategies to maintain, preserve and rehabilitate urban roads. The proposed method includes the creation of the road network inventory, the visual surveys of the pavement and the evaluation of its condition by the Pavement Condition Index (PCI). The method intends to give a valid tool to road managers to compare alternative maintenance strategies and perform the priority analysis on the network. With this aim, the procedure assesses the Vehicle Operating Costs (VOC) by a written regression between PCI and International Roughness Index (IRI). The proposed method has several advantages because it can be easily adapted to various situations and it does not require a large amount of time and money for its implementation. View Full-Text
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Loprencipe, G.; Pantuso, A.; Di Mascio, P. Sustainable Pavement Management System in Urban Areas Considering the Vehicle Operating Costs. Sustainability 2017, 9, 453.
Loprencipe G, Pantuso A, Di Mascio P. Sustainable Pavement Management System in Urban Areas Considering the Vehicle Operating Costs. Sustainability. 2017; 9(3):453.Chicago/Turabian Style
Loprencipe, Giuseppe; Pantuso, Antonio; Di Mascio, Paola. 2017. "Sustainable Pavement Management System in Urban Areas Considering the Vehicle Operating Costs." Sustainability 9, no. 3: 453.
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