1. Introduction

The City of Kingsport contracted with Roadway Asset Services, LLC to perform this latest round of pavement assessment 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.