Pavement Surface Evaluation & Rating (PASER)

In November of 2018, Clinton Township conducted a Pavement Surface Evaluation and Rating (PASER) study to evaluate the pavement condition of the local roads.

System Grading Scale

Road sections are visually inspected for defects and rated based on scale of 1 to 10. Rating of 1 is a road in failed condition and rating of 10 is a road in an excellent condition.

Asphalt Roads Rating Conditions

PASER RatingConditionTreatment
9 to 10ExcellentNo maintenance required
8Very GoodLittle or no maintenance
6 to 7GoodCrack sealing, minor patching, or sealcoat
4 to 5FairSealcoat or overlay
2 to 3Very Poor and PoorMajor overlay, milling, base repair
1FailedReconstruction


Concrete Roads Rating Conditions

PASER RatingConditionTreatment
9 to 10ExcellentNo maintenance required
8Very GoodLittle or no maintenance
6 to 7GoodSurface repairs, sealing
4 to 5FairPartial or full depth patching or joint repairs
2 to 3Very Poor and PoorExtensive slap or joint rehabilitation
1FailedReconstruction


Background

The PASER system was developed by Michigan Transportation Asset Management Council and is widely used by communities and road agencies across the state to evaluate the roads and develop maintenance plans.

Interactive Map

Clinton Township put together an interactive online map that displays the results of the PASER study.

The tool is composed of five tabs, each one presenting different sets of data that helps to understand the state of the roads in the township. In each map you are able to search by an address or you can pan around the map to area of interest. The pie charts also serve as filters for the maps; so that you can focus on one or two condition categories at the time.

For additional help in understanding how to use the online map, view our PASER Map Instructions (PDF).