Pavement Surface Evaluation and Rating (PASER) - Town of Dyer, IN

The Town of Dyer, Indiana, Town Council was interested in obtaining an objective comprehensive assessment of all roadways within the town for improvements.

The PASER (Pavement Surface Evaluation and Rating) System was chosen as the framework of the analysis. The PASER System is an objective methodology to inventory and evaluate surface conditions of roadways to aide local officials with the prioritization, treatment, repair and reconstruction of the roads. The evaluation process rates roadways on 1 to 10 scale, 1 indicating a failed roadway and 10 representing excellent roadway conditions.

The assessment takes into account types of cracking, rutting, wear, polishing, patches and potholes present on the road surface. All of Dyer's approximately 65 lane miles of roadway were visually surveyed. Scaled color coded maps depicting surface conditions were included in the PASER Report. Appropriate repairs for the rated conditions were made as part of the report. Digital copies of the maps used in the report were delivered to the GIS Department for their use.

The Town now enjoys the advantage of a structured system of roadway evaluation and repair prioritization that allows them to maximize the benefit of available funding.

Key Points

  • Objective Analysis
  • Maximization of Funding Benefits
  • Documented Progress

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