Highway Maintenance and Preservation, Phase I
Report Type Briefing Report 
Date Published January 2014 
Publication Number  
ESSB 5024 (2013-15 Transportation Budget)
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The 2013-15 Transportation Budget (ESSB 5024) directed JLARC to review Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) highway maintenance and preservation needs, in two phases.  This Phase 1 report concludes that WSDOT has developed procedures for estimating total needs for highway maintenance and preservation.  These estimates, however, are not required to be submitted as part of the biennial budget process.  Unlike the budget procedures, which are well-documented, documentation of procedures for developing total needs estimates is less complete.  Phase 2 of the study will evaluate whether WSDOT methods and systems for estimating highway maintenance and preservation needs are consistent with industry practices and other appropriate standards.
Analysts Project Supervisor
Mark Fleming 360-786-5181 Valerie Whitener 360-786-5191
Tracey Elmore 360-786-5178    
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Number of Pages 17 
Keywords Transportation, maintenance, preservation, WSDOT 
Category Transportation