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List of Pavement Publications
Pavement Preservation Checklists 1-13
Superpave Mixture Design Guide (pdf 603kb)
This design guide was developed by WesTrack the Federal Highway Administration's test facility for developing performance-related specifications for hot-mix asphalt pavement construction. This guide provides an overview of the Superpave design process and incorporates the experiences of engineers from across the country.
The Superpave Mix Design Manual for New Construction and Overlays (pdf 7.5Mb)
This manual presents the Superpave mix design system in a complete, step-by-step format. It is intended for both public and private organizations to use when designing paving mixes for all class of highways.
Best Practices Handbook on Asphalt Pavement Maintenance (pdf 5.4Mb)
The purpose of this handbook is to provide background information about the importance of pavement preservation and preventive maintenance, as well as present maintenance techniques for a variety of distresses and conditions.
Selecting A Preventive Maintenance Treatment For Flexible Pavements (pdf 404kb)
This report addresses flexible pavement preventive maintenance, including the types of pavements that are candidates for preventive maintenance, the available treatments, where and when they should be used, their cost effectiveness and factors to be considered in selecting the appropriate treatment strategy.
Dust Palliative Selection and Application Guide (pdf 176kb)
This guide was developed by the USDA Forest Service, Engineering San Dimas Technology and Development Center. This guide describes how to select and use dust palliatives for varying conditions and what to expect from their use.
Technology Transfer (T2) Asphalt Seal Coats (pdf 2.1Mb)
This guide was developed by the Washington State Technology Transfer Center to assist local agencies with seal coat practices. Together with the Minnesota Seal Coat Handbook they make an excellent resource.
Gravel Roads - Maintenance and Design Manual (pdf 6.2Mb)
This maintenance and design manual for gravel roads was developed by the Federal Highway Administration and the South Dakota Local Transportation Assistance Program (SD LTAP) in November 2000. This is an excellent resource for any agency responsible for the maintenance of gravel roads.
Pavement Surface Condition Field Rating Manual for Asphalt Pavements (pdf 1.6Mb)
The Rating Manual provides the definitions of the pavement distresses for flexible pavements used in Washington and how they are measured. It also provides a description of inspection procedures and rating considerations.The Pavement Surface Condition Field Rating Manual for Asphalt Pavements was published in April 1999.
Minnesota Seal Coat Handbook 2006 (pdf 7.9Mb)
This is a 2006 update to the Minnesota Seal Coat Handbook that was developed by the Minnesota Department of Transportation, Office of Research Services. It is an excellent guide and reference source for the materials, equipment, design and construction of seal coats and is a useful tool for all local agencies anywhere in the US."
A Guide for Local Agency Pavement Managers (pdf 3.1Mb)
This guide provides a detailed description of the pavement management system for local agencies. It is based on theWashington methodology and covers topics such as implementing a PMS, defining a roadway network, gathering data, documenting and reporting results, analyzing pavement condition data, and other related topics.
Local Agency Pavement Management Applications Guide (pdf 4.4Mb)
This guide is a companion to A Guide for Local Agency Pavement Managers. It provides detailed information on how to apply PMS with extensive use of Washington Local Agency case studies. Topics include maintaining a PMS, analyzing pavement data incorporating preventative maintenance, communicating PMS results, and overcoming application challenges.