Asset Management

"Asset management is a systematic process of maintaining, upgrading, and operating physical assets cost-effectively. It combines engineering principles with sound business practices and economic theory, and it provides tools to facilitate a more organized, logical approach to decision-making. Thus, asset management provides a framework for handling both short- and long-range planning."
Source: FHWA

Asset management plans required a great deal of data including location, condition, and life-cycle.  Larger communities including the State of Ohio have adopted a more complex asset management plan.    Smaller communities with less resources can manage fewer assets.  Either way, an asset management plan can be beneficial for everyone over the long term. 

The following are some examples of transportation assets.:

  • Pavement condition
  • Bridges
  • Signals
  • Signs
  • Guardrails
  • Sidewalks
  • Pedestrian Signals
  • Crosswalks
  • Culverts

Pavement Preservation

Preserving pavement to get the maximum life out of asphalt is becoming more and more important.  Communities are working with stagnant budgets while pavement costs continue to increase.  Using preventative measures like surface seals and rejuvenators are good ways to prolong the life of pavement.  Applied at the right time over years, preventative maintenance will reduce the cost and give pavement a longer life cycle.

Pavement Condition Summary Reports

Pavement Condition Maps