Public Opinions of Roadway Assets: Roadway Review as a New Survey Method


Subjects addressed:

Inventory and Condition Assessment, Maintenance and Preservation, Performance Measurement and Management

Topics addressed:


Asset types addressed:

Geotechnical, Highway Lighting, Pavement, Traffic Barriers, Traffic Signals, Traffic Signs


Title: Public Opinions of Roadway Assets: Roadway Review as a New Survey Method
Resource type: Research Report
Year published: 2013
Publisher: Transportation Research Board

In October 2011, the NC Department of Transportation conducted a roadway review with a randomly recruited sample of NC residents and community leaders. More than 300 people from 61 communities participated in the surveys, which were held in six locations: Asheville, Burlington, Charlotte, Jonesville, Rocky Mount, and Wilmington. The purpose of the roadway review was twofold: to determine the expectations for the condition of NC highways and to identify the features that North Carolinians believe are most important on different types of highways. Surveys were completed during both daytime and nighttime hours and covered many roadway maintenance aspects, such as pavement, landscaping and mowing practices, signage, retroreflectivity, and shoulders. Regression equations are also provided to predict the overall satisfaction of condition, safety, and appearance by each individual roadway type.