A pavement management system is a long-term proactive approach in optimizing pavement maintenance. Timing of the repair is everything. By maintaining a timely routine maintenance, potential liabilities and last-minute emergencies will greatly be reduced.

Different procedures should be carried out in a pavement management system. Each procedure used has an associated cost, pavement condition improvement level and life cycle. Depending on the pavement condition, applicable procedures range from minor routine maintenance to total reconstruction.

Careful site inspection will be carried out as part of the process. Strategies will then be developed to suit the goals and the unique circumstances to each property.

Once a pavement management system is in place, condition data is than collected and updated on a yearly basis. Strategies will be adjusted as deem fit at any point to meet the specific needs and outcome of the results.