Pavement Surface Condition Field Rating Manual for Asphalt Pavements

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Ruth McIntyre
Highways and Local Programs
Asphalt pavement rating

This manual provides guidelines for identifying asphalt pavement distress types and defines the levels of severity and extent (area, length, count).

Slow down on ice and snow.

It's easier to skid or lose control traveling at higher speeds. Give yourself more time to stop.

Carry chains, practice installing them.

Winter conditions could mean chains are required on your route. Practice putting them on your vehicle ahead of time.

Pack your winter car kit.

Carry extra supplies like warm clothing, ice scraper and brush, jumper cables and other emergency items.