With input and guidance from the NCDOT, the Asset Management Plan shall be developed in accordance with the AASHTO Transportation Asset Management Guide: A Focus on Implementation. (include online link to this book if possible)
The NCDOT has currently developed a plan consisting of 3 phases:
Phase 1: An initial draft including highway assets only. For this purpose of this draft the NCDOT considers its highway assets to include:
- Pavements lanes and shoulders (flexible and rigid)
- Bridges (superstructure, bridge deck, bridge supports, bridge railing, slope pavement, etc.)
- Roadside features such as drainage, guardrail, signals, ITS devices, etc.
- Pavement markings (e.g. stop bars, turn arrows, and hash marks) and pavement striping.
Phase 2: Considers other highway assets including:
- Rest areas, salt-sand storage areas, and weigh stations
- Maintenance depots, pump houses, and communications buildings
Phase 3: Covers other NCDOT modes of transportation including:
A procedure for development for each of the three phases is outlined in the AASHTO TAM Guide referenced above.
It should be noted that a comment period towards Rule Making with respect to the impact MAP-21 will have on State DOT’s is on-going. The AM Plan shall address the asset management plan requirements, as outlined in the new Federal Highway Transportation law P.L. 112-141 requirement, “Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act” (MAP-21)§1106, 23 USC 119, and explain in detail all the steps required to accomplish the objective of this plan including the roles and responsibilities of the State.