Culvert Asset Management System Best Practices/Pilot Project
Started: March, 2016 Ended: August, 2016 Project ID #4W5947 Status: Completed
Results & Findings
The purpose of this project was to identify best practices for implementation of a Culvert Asset Management System (CAMS) for the New Mexico Department of Transportation.
Most culverts in New Mexico are reaching the end of their serviceable life (60-70 years at best). The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) was interested in establishing a database on the condition of existing culverts so that appropriate action can be taken to avoid potential hazards to public safety. Systematic inspection of culverts would prevent catastrophic failures and would facilitate lower-cost interventions (i.e. slip lining) in lieu of total reconstruction of culverts and highways. This would also reduce the likelihood of sinkholes in highways that can cause traffic fatalities and injuries.
This research project identified best practices for implementation of a Culvert Asset Management System (CAMS). The project reviewed existing practices in other states to facilitate identification, inspection and maintenance of underground drainage infrastructure assets. It identified key data that should be collected for each culvert. The project also served as a pilot project to identify how to ensure that NMDOT asset databases can be integrated into a single Transportation Asset Management Plan (TAMP) database by identifying critical data fields and precise data specifications that should be used for all NMDOT asset inventories, consistent with Agile Assets software. The study also developed recommendations on how to integrate and expand the existing culvert ArcGIS shape files into a complete CAMS database.
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Files & Documents
Sponsors & Partners
- New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) Sponsor