Statistical Analysis of Highway Needs Condition Data: Manual vs. Automated, TR-494

(2003) Statistical Analysis of Highway Needs Condition Data: Manual vs. Automated, TR-494. Transportation, Department of


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This project examines similarities and differences between the automated condition data collected on and off county paved roads and the manual condition data collected by Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) staff in 2000 and 2001. Also, the researchers will provide staff support to the advisory committee in exploring other options to the highway need process. The results show that the automated condition data can be used in a converted highway needs process with no major differences between the two methods. Even though the foundation rating difference was significant, the foundation rating weighting factor in HWYNEEDS is minimal and should not have a major impact. In terms of RUTF formula based distribution, the results clearly show the superiority of the condition-based analysis compared to the non-condition based. That correlation can be further enhanced by adding more distress variables to the analysis.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Automation; Data collection; Highways; Needs assessment; Pavement management systems; Pavement performance; Pavements; Statistical analysis; Manual pavement condition data; pavement conditions; Iowa, TR-494
Subjects: Transportation
Transportation > Roads and highways
Transportation > Research
Transportation > Data and Information Technology
ID Code: 17676
Deposited By: Leighton Christiansen
Deposited On: 03 Sep 2014 11:41
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2014 11:41