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Maintenance Rating Program

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Welcome

The Maintenance Rating Program (MRP) is a a uniform evaluation system for maintenance features on the State Highway System. It's defined as a method of conducting a visual and mechanical evaluation of routine highway maintenance conditions. The purpose of this evaluation is to provide information that should be used to schedule and prioritize routine maintenance activities and provide uniform maintenance conditions that meet established Departmental objectives. General program requirements are outlined in the Maintenance Rating Program procedure, Topic No. 850-065-002.

The Handbook

The Maintenance Rating Program (MRP) handbook is, primarily, for the use of personnel responsible for conducting the Maintenance Rating Program Survey. Training for conducting the survey was provided to initiate the program and additional training will be provided as required. The survey is being conducted on all types of highway facilities. The type of maintenance required determines the classification of a particular facility. The current facility type classifications are as follows:

  • 1. Rural Limited Access
  • 2. Rural Arterial
  • 3. Urban Limited Access
  • 4. Urban Arterial

Each of the Highway Facility types is divided into 5 elements:

  • 1. Roadway
  • 2. Roadside
  • 3. Traffic Services
  • 4. Drainage
  • 5. Vegetation/Aesthetics

Further divisions of these elements include those features that are characteristic to an individual element. For example, the Roadside element is composed of the following characteristics:

  • 1. Unpaved Shoulder
  • 2. Front Slope
  • 3. Slope Pavement
  • 4. Sidewalk
  • 5. Fence

The field worksheet/data processing input coding forms list all characteristics that are to be evaluated in the survey. A sample form is included in the CODING SHEET section of the Maintenance Rating Program (MRP) Handbook:

Maintenance Rating Program (MRP) Handbook (Adobe PDF file)

Supporting Documents

File Title File Type File Size Revision Date
Procedure Adobe PDF 71 kb 7-19-02
Summary of Handbook Changes Word Doc 80 kb 6-2-14
Summary Reports -- -- --
Team Leaders Adobe PDF 67 kb 8-13-14
Team Leader Qualifications Adobe PDF 87 kb 7-2-07

Training

File Title File Type File Size Revision Date
Training Accommodations Adobe PDF 223 kb 4-4-12
Training Questions Adobe PDF 70 kb 9-14-10
Training Requirements for Annual MRP Training Adobe PDF 14 kb 5-6-04

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