“I think it gives us a good gauge in terms of where we're at and where we need to invest our resources,” said Martin, “especially for those roads that have been identified as critically in need of repair.”
Another advantage of the pavement management system is that it allows the city to test different materials and treatments on roads in need of repair. Since all city roads are closely monitored, it’s easier to identify which materials holdup best over time
“With an electronic piece of equipment that's programmed to make certain assessments, I think we have more consistency (and) more reliable data,” said Sasamura.
The DFM report is available by clicking on the following link: http://www4.honolulu.gov/docushare/dsweb/Get/Document-133692/D-0008%2813%29.pdf