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FHWA Expert Task Group Defines
World-Class Preservation Program
BY JAMES GRAY

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preservation program. This list was developed from nationwide surveys of transportation officials, industry partners, and other
pavement preservation groups.
Items not on the list may be essential
for some agencies, and agencies lacking
some of these characteristics may still
have successful programs. However, it was
the consensus of the group that agencies
exhibiting nearly all of these characteristics
would generally be considered as having
a "world-class" preservation program. All
items that made the list are important but
are listed by priority, with No. 1 being the
most important.
The Pavement Preservation Expert Task
Group plans a series of follow-up articles
that dive deeper into the details of each
characteristic and highlight agencies that
are recognized leaders in each area.

1. The program has dedicated and
consistent funding. Dedicated
funding means that funds cannot
be diverted into other programs
that are not focused on preservation.
Consistency means those funds
are reasonably similar from one
year to the next and are therefore
predictable. Having dedicated and
consistent funding allows agencies
to develop preservation plans so
actions occur at the right time in
the pavement's condition cycle. This
also allows the agency to develop
and maintain a healthy contracting
workforce, as contractors need
to be able to plan on a stream of
work and to acquire equipment
and develop their workforce around
that expectation.

IMAGE CREDIT: CRAFCO INC.

ransportation agencies at all levels-including states, counties,
and municipal governments-
juggle multiple priorities while
trying to preserve and manage their roadway networks. Many agencies find themselves stuck in a "worst-first" approach
to pavements that doesn't allow for the
development of strong preservation programs. Others may take a more proactive
approach but are missing key components
that would allow for optimal performance
of their program.
To assist agencies in identifying
gaps within their pavement preservation programs, the Federal Highway
Administration's (FHWA) Pavement
Preservation Expert Task Group has developed a top 10 list of characteristics that are
associated with a "world-class" pavement

Crack sealing is an essential part of any pavement preservation program
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pavement Preservation Journal - Winter 2017

President's Message
Agency, Contractor Certification Marks New Era in Preservation
Fhwa's Every Day Counts Examines When, Where, How of Preservation
Fhwa Expert Task Group Defines World-Class Preservation Program
Infrastructure Bill in Line Behind Tax Reform
Ncat Research Synopsis in Production
Index of Advertisers
Pavement Preservation Journal - Winter 2017 - Intro
Pavement Preservation Journal - Winter 2017 - cover1
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Pavement Preservation Journal - Winter 2017 - President's Message
Pavement Preservation Journal - Winter 2017 - Agency, Contractor Certification Marks New Era in Preservation
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Pavement Preservation Journal - Winter 2017 - Fhwa's Every Day Counts Examines When, Where, How of Preservation
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Pavement Preservation Journal - Winter 2017 - Fhwa Expert Task Group Defines World-Class Preservation Program
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Pavement Preservation Journal - Winter 2017 - Infrastructure Bill in Line Behind Tax Reform
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Pavement Preservation Journal - Winter 2017 - Ncat Research Synopsis in Production
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Pavement Preservation Journal - Winter 2017 - Index of Advertisers
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