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Publications Routes/Road Road assets management

This page lists Routes/Roads articles of PIARC in the field of road assets management. These publications are classified chronologically.

  • Renewal and Rejuvenation of Aging Infrastructure

    The PIARC Strategic Plan 2020 – 2023 identified the issue of “Renewal and Rejuvenation of Aging Infrastructure” as a priority for this cycle and allocated it to the Technical Committee 3.3 Asset Management. To address this, a Working Group was established in 2020 to identify best practices and approaches that support the renewal and modernisation of aging road infrastructure and management of road renewal backlogs. The Working Group represents a broad mix of road administrations, covering [...]

  • GERESE – Secondary Road Network Management Project, Optimised Road Network Management

    France has a substantial road network, comprising over a million kilometres of roads and streets. However, the national road network accounts for only 2% of this total. One third of the remainder is managed by the Departments (101 numbered administrative divisions), while the other two thirds are managed by the Communes (municipalities, of which France has 35,000).

  • Advances in Road Asset Management in Chile within the Framework of the ‘PIARC Asset Management Manual’

    Chile’s road network spans 85,984 kilometres. This largely consists of interurban roads and some sections in urban areas of strategic interest. The network is administered by the Highway Office, apart from 3,371 kilometres which operate under a concession system, a public-private partnership scheme. Over the last decade, the management of the road assets (divided into 9 categories) has become an essential task and road agencies are trying to achieve maximum performance from the infrastructure [...]

  • Application of the Assets Management Principles for the Safety Improvement of Regional Road Networks

    The road assets management is one of the most demanding challenge for public and private road managers. As a matter of fact, while, on one side, the conventional ageing of the infrastructures, the increasing traffic flows and the natural catastrophic events, show the fragility of transportation network, on the other one, the current limited budgets and growing public demands and expectations, especially in the field of road safety, represent the new challenges for worldwide transportation managers. [...]

  • Asset Management Developments in the United States

    The American Road and Transportation Builders Association estimates that there are over 4 million miles of roads in the United States (U.S.) with the majority (approximately 77%) maintained by local governments1. State Departments of Transportation (DOTs) manage approximately 19% of the miles, comprised largely of high-volume facilities such as Interstates and other highways. The remaining 4% of the road system in the U.S. is managed by the federal government, which is responsible for roads in National [...]