The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Every Day Counts (EDC) innovation of the month for September is pavement preservation (when, where, and how), a whole-life approach to extending the service life of pavement networks.
Applying a pavement preservation treatment at the right time (when) on the right project (where) with quality materials and construction (how) is a critical investment strategy for optimizing infrastructure performance.
In EDC round four (EDC-4), 16 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands plan to demonstrate and assess the “when and where” component of pavement preservation. Another 27 states and the Federal Lands Highway (FLH) program expect to make it a standard practice to manage pavements proactively to preserve highway investments.
Eleven states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands plan to demonstrate and assess the “how” component of pavement preservation in EDC-4. Another 30 states and FLH plan to institutionalize the use of quality construction and materials practices to preserve pavements.
For information and technical assistance on the “how” component of pavement preservation, contact James Gray of the FHWA Office of Infrastructure.
You can also view an Innovation Spotlight video on pavement preservation.