California Department of Transportation

Project Development Workflow Tasks (PDWT)

Part 3 - Identify Project Need and Project Initiation Document

II. Project Initiation Document

A. Define Transportation Need and Assess Site (150.05) - Obtain and Review Existing Reports, Studies and Mapping (150.05.05)

P20. Obtain Pavement Condition Survey Report

The Pavement Condition Survey Report (PCR) provides information that is needed for flexible and rigid pavement rehabilitation strategies. Pavement condition data is accessible through an on-line PCR database maintained by the Division of Maintenance, Office of Roadway Maintenance. The PCR contains survey data on pavement surface type, type of cracking, rutting, bleeding, faulting, patching, ride score and priority.

PCR information may also be obtained through the District Maintenance Engineer. The district’s pavement coordinator or HA22 program coordinator is directly responsible for providing and interpreting PCR information and providing a GIS map to be used as an attachment to the PSSR.

The Department has adopted an abbreviated review process for pavement rehabilitation projects. A multifunctional team known as the Pavement Task Force Team meets in the field to review pavement condition and the project engineer’s proposed rehabilitation strategy. The task force includes employees with a depth of experience and background in pavement rehabilitation and assists in identifying that all pertinent factors are considered

The PSSR requires the latest information available for each homogeneous segment from the most recent Pavement Management System (PMS) - Pavement Condition Survey Data.


Caltrans Pavement Condition Survey Pavement Evaluation Manual

PDPM, (Appendix G, “Preparation Guidelines for Project Scope Summary Report (Pavement Rehabilitation)”

The Highway Design Manual (HDM), (Chapter 611, “Pavement Structural Section Rehabilitation”);

HQ Maintenance - Pavement Condition Reporting Program

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