The pavement condition survey is a visual inspection of the travelway of a street/road system. The survey provides measures to assess the magnitudes of various types of pavement distress. The rater is not to make evaluations on the basis of known or suspected subsurface conditions. It is necessary the rater only report in an objective manner what is seen. The types of distress include the following:

For Asphaltic Concrete Pavements: Alligator Cracking, Block/Transverse Cracking, Reflective Cracking, Rutting, Raveling, Bleeding, Surface Irregularities (shoving, corrugations, potholes), and Patching/Utility Cuts.

For Portland Cement Concrete Pavements: Blowups, Spalling and Popouts, Map Cracking, Longitudinal Cracking, Transverse Cracking, Diagonal Cracking, Joint Deterioration ("D" cracking, compression failures at joints, etc.), and Faulting (joints and shoulders).

For Unpaved or Aggregate-Surfaced Roads: Rutting, Corrugations, Potholes, Aggregate Loss, Surface Erosion (deficient crown), and Dust Generation.

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