"What condition is my network in now and how much will it cost to improve it?" Posing this question is simple; answering it at a practical level is not as easy. What is required is a Pavement Management System that can be tailored to meet your needs.
A PMS is a decision-making tool designed to make the best use of limited maintenance funds. It achieves this by identifying the most cost-effective maintenance and repair alternative for each road section.
Using a PMS you can set up a network inventory, store observed physical conditions and estimate your budgetary requirements.
A PMS allows you to estimate current and future budget requirements to maintain road condition above a minimum standard specified by you. You can determine all repair alternatives, cost each one and then choose
the most cost-effective for all or a portion of your network.