1. Introduction

The City of Kingsport, Tennessee has contracted with Barge Design Solutions to perform a Pavement Condition Assessment, Feature Extraction, and CIP Planning Project for the city’s maintained roadway network. One of the main objectives of this project is to provide the city with detailed inspection and distress information for each segment of maintained road. This in turn will allow for the calculation of an industry standard Pavement Condition Index (PCI) for each segment.

This pavement condition survey and PCI value will become the basis for management, maintenance, project and budget decisions for the city. Utilizing the PCI value as the basis for pavement-related decisions will allow the city to build a quantifiable and repeatable process for planning annual pavement maintenance or preservation project funding.