About the research
This project is a task order under the main Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)-sponsored project, “Technical and Support Services for the FHWA Construction Management Team.”
The Pavement Preservation Research Roadmap, originally developed between 2006 and 2008 as the Transportation System Preservation (TSP) Research, Development, and Implementation Roadmap and including both pavements and bridges, was updated under a contract with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The Roadmap is intended for use by State, local, and Federal agencies and other interested parties in selecting and funding pavement preservation research.
The topic of pavement preservation was divided into six umbrella topic areas: Asset Management, Pavement Management, and Preservation; Treatment Design; Materials; Treatment Application; Performance; and Benefits. A seventh category, Synthesis Needs, contains needs statements for benchmarks of current practices that may fall under any of the six umbrella topic areas. Research and synthesis ideas were generated through a series of conference calls with stakeholders representing State and local agencies, academia, industry, consultants, and the FHWA.
Abbreviated research needs statements were developed for 37 research ideas and 9 syntheses and prioritized using online surveys (OMB Control Number 2125-0628). The final version of the Roadmap is presented as a table with a column for each umbrella topic and the research needs for each topic listed in order of priority.