Pavement Management Program

The core objective of the Pavement Management Program is to maintain the health of the County’s roadway network. This is accomplished through regular roadway pavement condition assessments, pavement maintenance treatment eligibility evaluations, pavement maintenance project prioritization and programming, and construction management and inspection of contracted maintenance work.

Annual Program Treatments

Pavement surface treatments are applied to county roads to maintain the health of the road network

Pavement Condition Assessments

The existing pavement condition of each County-maintained road is assessed or “rated” every three years. One third of the County’s roadway network is rated each year. A visual inspection is performed by a trained inspector to quantify the severity and extent of each of 14 different pavement and roadway deficiency categories including potholes, rutting, cracking, etc. For each deficiency category, a deduction value is established based on the severity and extent observed on that roadway segment. The sum of the deduction values for each category is subtracted from a perfect score of 100 resulting in a modified pavement condition index (PCI) rating for each roadway segment. In general, roads with lower ratings exhibit greater deficiencies than roads with higher ratings. Condition ratings are reassessed every three years and changes in rating are monitored over time. Current pavement condition rating information is available via the Pavement Ratings layer of the Web Map below.

Program Development

Pavement condition ratings are a useful tool in the treatment selection and project prioritization process. Pavement maintenance treatments are divided into two major program areas: a) Routine and Preventative Maintenance, and b) Rehabilitation and Reconstruction. Routine and Preventative Maintenance treatments include localized permanent patching, crack sealing, slurry sealing/microsurfacing, cape sealing, and hot-in-place recycling with microsurfacing. Rehabilitation and Reconstruction treatments include hot mix asphalt resurfacing, mill and overlay, full depth pavement reconstruction, and full roadway reconstruction with replacement of curb and gutter and/or sidewalk. Treatment selection is based on deficiencies observed and projects are identified based on selected treatment and project size. A project can be as small as only a portion of a single road or as large as an entire subdivision of roads depending on the treatment, established priority, and available funding. Projects are prioritized and organized into annual programs based on available funding. Current program information including funded maintenance resurfacing projects is available via the Pavement Program layer of the Web Map below.

Web Map

The Infrastructure Management Division has developed an interactive web mapping application to assist you in exploring Pavement Condition Ratings as well as current Pavement Program information including funded maintenance resurfacing projects. You can use your web-browser to access this map. Supported web browsers include Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Safari.

If you are having trouble with the application, one of these tips may help:

Open the pavement Web Map 

User Guide for Web Map

Disclaimer: While efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of this data, Anne Arundel County accepts no liability or responsibility for errors, omissions, or positional inaccuracies in the content of this data. Reliance on this data is at the risk of the user. This data is for illustration purposes only and should not be used for surveying, engineering, or site-specific analysis. For additional information view the GIS Disclaimer