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Sustainability 2017, 9(3), 453; doi:10.3390/su9030453

Sustainable Pavement Management System in Urban Areas Considering the Vehicle Operating Costs

Department of Civil, Constructional and Environmental Engineering, Università degli Studi di Roma “La Sapienza”, DICEA—via Eudossiana, 18, Rome 00184, Italy
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Received: 17 February 2017 / Revised: 15 March 2017 / Accepted: 16 March 2017 / Published: 19 March 2017
(This article belongs to the Section Sustainable Engineering and Science)
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Abstract

Urban 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
Keywords: urban maintenance; pavement management systems; pavement condition index; vehicle operating cost; sustainable cities urban maintenance; pavement management systems; pavement condition index; vehicle operating cost; sustainable cities
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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.

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