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ASSET MANAGEMENT

Counties Benefit from Interactive
Systems Preservation Resource
BY MICHAEL M MARTI, P.E., LANCE H. BERNARD, AND SUE MILLER, P.E.

I

n the last decade, preserving the current roadway system has been one of
the primary and possibly only objectives facing roadway agencies and
elected officials.
Our nation is facing difficult challenges
in preserving our transportation infrastructure in a state of good repair. While funding
constraints continue to limit our investment
levels, our roads and bridges continue to
age. So how do we overcome these barriers
and pave a path to success?
This question is an ongoing debate
among the 87 counties of Minnesota,
and it gained the attention of Minnesota's
Local Roadway Research Board (LRRB) in
2012. At this time, counties were discussing the practice of reverting low volume
roads back to gravel, a strategy used in
South Dakota.
The LRRB supports and funds various
transportation research projects with a
local emphasis throughout Minnesota.
Over the last 15 years, the LRRB has

sponsored more than 200 individual
research projects.
Reverting roads to gravel can be an
effective measure. However, the county
engineers were looking for other strategies
to address their system needs. The LRRB
set out to help answer questions such as:
* How do counties evaluate their preservation needs?
* How can counties describe these needs
in a manner that the public can readily
understand and describe the impacts of
continued underinvestment?
* How do counties communicate preservation needs to various key stakeholders?
* What strategies can counties undertake
to address preservation gaps?
SYSTEM PRESERVATION RESOURCE
Several years later, in 2016, the LRRB and
SRF Consulting Group, Inc., Minneapolis,
developed an interactive system preservation resource that provides a wealth of
tools, strategies and outreach methods from

a pavement preservation perspective. What
made this project unique was its ability to
utilize five pilot counties (Anoka, Dakota,
Freeborn, Otter Tail and Stearns) as realworld examples. In essence, each county
served as a working laboratory to test various preservation tools, methods, strategies,
and communication techniques.
The overall goal was to develop a series
of approaches to assist Minnesota counties
meet system preservation needs. Specific
objectives include:
* Working with differing counties to prepare a system preservation guide that
provided real solutions to real preservation issues
* Develop a list of locally tested tools, techniques and strategies that have been
proven effective
* Identify useful data and decision-making
resources readily available, which
county engineers can draw upon
* Provide an online deliverable and
process, documented by case studies,

Reversion of paved roads to unpaved is an option for some counties, but should be done as part of a plan
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pavement Preservation Journal - Summer 2017

President’s Message
National Center in New Hands as Founder Galehouse Steps Aside
New ‘Synergy’ Theme of Aema-Arra-Issa Combined Meeting
Emulsions in Focus at Isaet 2016
Counties Benefit From Interactive Systems Preservation Resource
Infrastructure a Bipartisan Business
Boot Camp Boosts Preservation Interest
Fountain of Youth: Asphalt Maltene Rejuvenators Add Life to Aging Pavements
Index of Advertisers
Pavement Preservation Journal - Summer 2017 - Intro
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Pavement Preservation Journal - Summer 2017 - President’s Message
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Pavement Preservation Journal - Summer 2017 - National Center in New Hands as Founder Galehouse Steps Aside
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Pavement Preservation Journal - Summer 2017 - New ‘Synergy’ Theme of Aema-Arra-Issa Combined Meeting
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Pavement Preservation Journal - Summer 2017 - 18
Pavement Preservation Journal - Summer 2017 - Emulsions in Focus at Isaet 2016
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Pavement Preservation Journal - Summer 2017 - Counties Benefit From Interactive Systems Preservation Resource
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Pavement Preservation Journal - Summer 2017 - Infrastructure a Bipartisan Business
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Pavement Preservation Journal - Summer 2017 - Boot Camp Boosts Preservation Interest
Pavement Preservation Journal - Summer 2017 - Fountain of Youth: Asphalt Maltene Rejuvenators Add Life to Aging Pavements
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Pavement Preservation Journal - Summer 2017 - Index of Advertisers
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