May 27, 2015
Roads and bridges don’t last forever. At the Iowa Department of Transportation, we need to keep a constant watch on the condition of our transportation assets. That’s where transportation asset management comes in. This is the third post in a series of articles about how the Iowa DOT evaluates and manages Iowa’s transportation system using a transportation asset management plan.
In general, transportation asset management is all about providing the right treatment to the right asset at the right time. The Iowa DOT considers an asset to be any of the more than 9,400 miles of road or nearly 4,200 bridges on the state system, roads marked as state highways, U.S. highways, or interstates. County road and city streets are not part of the state system.