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Pavement Conditions
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Very Good Pavement Structure is stable, with no cracking, no patching, and no deformation evident. Roadways in this category are usually fairly new. Riding qualities are excellent. Nothing would improve the roadway at this time.
 
 
       
Good Stable, minor cracking, generally hairline and hard to detect. Minor patching and possibly some minor deformation evident. Dry or light colored appearance. Very good riding qualities. Rutting less than ½”.
 
       
Fair Pavement structure is generally stable with minor areas of structural weakness evident. Cracking is easier to detect. The pavement may be patched but not excessively. Although riding qualities are good, deformation is more pronounced and easily noticed. Rutting less than ¾”.
 
       
Poor Areas of instability, marked evidence of structural deficiency, large crack patterns (alligatoring), heavy and numerous patches, deformation very noticeable. Riding qualities range from acceptable to poor. Rutting greater than ¾”.
 
       
Very Poor Pavement is in extremely deteriorated condition. Numerous areas of instability. Majority of section is showing structural deficiency. Riding quality is unacceptable (probably should slow down).
 


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