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Immediate effects of some corrective maintenance interventions on flexible pavements

Qiao, Yaning; Dawson, Andrew; Parry, Tony; Flintsch, Gerardo W.


Yaning Qiao

Andrew Dawson

Tony Parry

Gerardo W. Flintsch


Different maintenance interventions have different ability to address distresses on flexible pavements. Understanding the maintenance effects can benefit pavement maintenance decision-making. In this study, the immediate maintenance effects on roughness and rutting of three interventions including overlay, overlay with an additional base layer and mill and fill were studied and compared. A method was introduced to validate maintenance effect models, using the pavement management information from Virginia Department of Transportation. The method included a data mining process to extract data and apply regression analysis of maintenance effect models. The outliers in the analysis were detected and removed using the method of Cook’s distance. It was found that the immediate maintenance effects of overlay with base layer were greatest and mill and fill was least when treating pavements with moderate roughness (50–100 in/mi (≈ 0.8–1.6 m/km)). However, mill and fill was more useful for treating pavements with high roughness (>100 in/mi (≈1.6 m/km)). Furthermore, suggestions were proposed on data collection for road authorities to improve the prediction of maintenance effects.


Qiao, Y., Dawson, A., Parry, T., & Flintsch, G. W. (2018). Immediate effects of some corrective maintenance interventions on flexible pavements. International Journal of Pavement Engineering, 19(6), 502-508.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Mar 15, 2016
Online Publication Date May 4, 2016
Publication Date Jun 30, 2018
Deposit Date May 21, 2016
Publicly Available Date May 21, 2016
Journal International Journal of Pavement Engineering
Print ISSN 1029-8436
Electronic ISSN 1029-8436
Publisher Routledge
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 19
Issue 6
Pages 502-508
Keywords Maintenance effect; Pavement management system; Data mining; Model calibration; Regression analysis
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Additional Information This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in International Journal of Pavement Engineering on 4th May 2016, available online:


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