The mission of the Iowa Pavement Management Program (IPMP) is twofold:
IPMP promotes optimal, cost-effective decisions on highway maintenance, rehabilitation, and reconstruction, using accurate past and projected pavement conditions.
IPMP integrates data collection and a database to track the condition of pavements on non-National Highway System (non-NHS) federal-aid-eligible roads. Non-NHS roads may be in state, county, and city jurisdictions.
IPMP focuses on local transportation agencies and provides these agencies with
The Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 (ISTEA) required that a pavement management system be used for all highways, street, and roads eligible for federal funds.
A task force consisting of city, county, and regional governmental representatives and Iowa DOT staff members began development of a pavement management system for all non-NHS highways, roads, and streets in Iowa available for federal aid.
At this time, the pavement management project was divided into three phases:
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) certified the pavement management system in January 1995.
The pavement management system was renamed Iowa Pavement Management Program (IPMP). This name change reflected the shift from a mandatory statewide system to a voluntary program for local agencies. This shift occurred because of the National Highway System Designation Act of 1995, which made optional those management systems previously mandated by ISTEA.
Evaluation and planning stage of the Iowa Pavement Management Program completed.
IPMP design phase completed.
IPMP maintains the implementation and operation phase.