APO Pavement Management Study
The previous federal transportation bill, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21), requires greater agency emphasis on performance measures. Therefore, metropolitan areas and state agencies need to integrate and conduct performance measures as a key part of their planning activities. Performance measures are designed to serve as a benchmark to evaluate and quantify progress. The MAP-21 performance measures are designed to serve as a benchmark to evaluate and quantify progress. The MAP-21 performance measurement requirements include the evaluation of the National Highway System (NHS) and other MAP-21 NHS Principal Arterial routes for pavement condition. This performance-based approach is meant to improve accountability of federal transportation investments, assess risks related to different performance levels, and increase transparency.
For these reasons the Saint Cloud APO has conducted a Pavement Management Study to assist in meeting these requirements. The Saint Cloud APO Pavement Management Study is moving the MAP-21 requirements forward by creating a baseline for tracking pavement conditions and helping inform investment decisions to maintain the system in a “state of good repair.” The study is helping set the stage for the APO to work with MnDOT and local jurisdictions to track pavement conditions on other roadways, such as minor arterials and collectors.
Through the completion of the Study, information related to existing and future pavement condition has been gathered as a way of determining system need. Furthermore, guidance related to the management of the data and communication of the pavement information moving forward has been provided, allowing the APO to better address future needs.
APO Pavement Management Study - Final Report (1.2 mb)
APO Pavement Management Study - Appendices (8.1 mb)
APO Pavement Management Study - Flyer Handout (1.6 mb)
Completed with the help of Braun Intertec & SRF Consulting Group, Inc.