State of the pavement report

To effectively manage the pavement on the State Highway System (SHS), the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) conducts a Pavement Condition Survey (PCS) on nearly 50,000 lane miles of pavement (265 state highways) which have a combined travel of 178 million vehicle miles. The 2015 PCS indicated that 41,756 lane miles (84 percent) of California’s […]

Preservation Approaches for High-Traffic-Volume Roadways

America’s highway system is critical to meeting the mobility and economic needs of local communities, regions, and the nation. Developments in research and technology – such as advanced materials, communications technology, new data collection technologies, and human factors science – offer anew opportunity to improve the safety and reliability of this important national resource. Breakthrough […]

California Local Streets & Roads Needs Assessment 2014 Update

California’s local street and road system continues to be in crisis. Every trip begins on a city street or county road. Whether traveling by bicycle, bus, rail, truck or family automobile,  Californians  need  a  reliable  and  well‐maintained  local  street  and  road  system.  Unfortunately, these continue to be challenging times for our street and road system due […]