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FACT #48

Cost Effectiveness

Road agencies such as state DOTs and city/county public works departments use Pavement type  selection processes to identify the best pavement for a given application.

Pavement type selection processes may be as simple as specifying a certain type of pavement on the basis of traffic level, or as complicated as assigning weighting factors to more than a dozen characteristics and evaluating the outcome through a scoring system. A white paper on pavement type selection provides guidelines that agencies and others will find valuable.