BACKGROUND: The AASHTO Maintenance Manual: The Maintenance and Management of Roadways and Bridges was published in 2001. This manual was intended to assist persons early in their career in roadway and bridge maintenance in understanding the various processes, methods, and materials that are applied to maintain the bridge and highway system effectively. This manual was later updated and published in 2007 as the AASHTO Maintenance Manual for Roadways and Bridges. In view of the changes in the state of practice of highway and bridge system maintenance, the implications of reduced budgets and work force, and the benefits of implementing research findings, there is a need to produce a new edition of the manual that recognizes these issues.
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this research was to develop a proposed Manual for the Maintenance of Roadways and Bridges. This Manual is intended for adoption/publication by AASHTO (i.e., to supersede the 2007 edition of the AASHTO Maintenance Manual for Roadways and Bridges).
STATUS: Research completed; final report has been provided to the AASHTO Committee on Maintenance for review/adoption as a new edition of the AASHTO Manual for the Maintenance of Roadways and Bridges.