The Pavement Management System
is a set of tools or methods that can assist decision makers in finding cost effective strategies for providing, evaluating, and maintaining pavements in a serviceable condition. It provides the information necessary to make these decisions. PMS consists of two basic components: A comprehensive database, which contains current and historical information on pavement condition, pavement structure and traffic. The second component is a set of tools that allows us to determine existing and future pavement conditions, predict financial needs and identify and prioritize pavement preservation projects.