Transportation Information Center (TIC) Publications UW-Madison

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Bulletins

The Wisconsin Transportation Information Center has produced a series of short bulletins which introduce and discuss a variety of highway topics. These 4-to-12 page booklets are designed to inform local officials of common highway concerns and practice.
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(237K) no charge #1 Understanding & Using Asphalt 1996
(432K) no charge #2 How Vehicle Loads Affect Pavement Performance
(360K) no charge #3 LCC-Life Cycle Cost Analysis
(368K) no charge #4 Road Drainage
(456K) no charge #5 Gravel Roads
(107K) no charge #6 Using Salt and Sand for Winter Road Maintenance 2005
(572K) no charge #7 Signing for Local Roads 2005
(238K) no charge #8 Using Weight Limits to Protect Local Roads 2003
(452K) no charge #9 Pavement Markings rev. 2005
(572K) no charge #10 Seal Coating & Other Asphalt Surfaces 1992
(936K) no charge #11 Compaction Improves Pavement Performance
(640K) no charge #12 Roadway Safety and Guardrail
(275K) no charge #13 Dust Control On Unpaved Roadways 1997
(872K) no charge #14 Mailbox Safety 1993
(708K) no charge #15 Culverts-Proper Use & Installation
(840K) no charge #16 Geotextiles in Road Construction/Maintenance and Erosion Control
(772K) no charge #17 Managing Utility Cuts
(1.6 MB) no charge #18 Roadway Management and Tort Liability in Wisconsin
(368K) no charge #19 The Basics of a Good Road 1995
(764K) no charge #20 Using Recovered Materials in Highway Construction 1999
(316K) no charge #21 Setting Speed Limits on Local Roads 2009
(472K) no charge #22 Pre-wetting and Anti-icing 2005
(203k) no charge #23 Meeting Minimum Sign Retroreflectivity Standards 2013

Handbooks

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(643K) no charge Flagger's Handbook 2011
no pdf $4 Inspector's Job Guide and Highway Maintenance Table
(1.2 MB) no charge Work Zone Safety: Guidelines for Construction, Maintenance, and Utility Operations 2013

PASER Manuals (Pavement Surface Evaluation and Rating)

These manuals help you evaluate your roadway surfaces and plan repairs. Common defects are described and illustrated with photos. A surface rating system links type, number and severity of defects with the type of maintenance needed.

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(5.1 MB) no charge Asphalt-PASER Manual, Pavement Surface Evaluation and Rating, 28 pp., 2002, revised 2013
(3.4 MB) no charge Brick and Block-PASER Manual, Pavement Surface Evaluation and Rating, 8 pp., 2001, reprinted 2013
(1.3 MB) no charge Concrete-PASER Manual, Pavement Surface Evaluation and Rating, 28 pp., 2002
(1.1 MB) no charge Gravel-PASER Manual, Pavement Surface Evaluation and Rating, 20 pp., 2002
(8.8 MB) no charge Sealcoat-PASER Manual, Pavement Surface Evaluation and Rating, 16 pp., 2001, reprinted 2013
(1.6 MB) no charge Unimproved Roads-PASER Manual, Pavement Surface Evaluation and Rating, 12 pp., 2001

Other

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(3.3 MB) no charge Drainage Manual, Local Road Assessment and Improvement, 16 pp., 2000
no pdf no charge Municipal Liability in Wisconsin: Highway Problems, 38 pp., 1999
(2.5 MB) no charge SAFER Manual, Safety Evaluation for Roadways, 40 pp., 1996
The print version is currently backordered
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no charge T. A. P. E. R.: How to Use Liquid Anti-Icers, TAPER LOG included. Washington State DOT, Dale Keep, 3 pp. 2004

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