Madan G. Arora,  Hamad I. AI-Abdul Wahhab,  Ibrahim M. Asi, Faisal Saleem





The Research Institute of King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals has recently embarked on a research program concerning development of a pavement maintenance management system for road network in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The first phase of this study deals with establishing a system that is suitable for evaluating road pavements in the Kingdom. This paper presents in detail the pavement evaluation system currently being pursued at the Research Institute. It includes measurements of distress severity and density, ride roughness, structural capacity, and skid-related surface texture. The paper also presents the data collected on a sample of primary highway network in the Eastern Province and the data analyses. The measured data have been stored in microcomputer files to facilitate data processing.