Transportation Asset Management Plan

Plan Overview

Federal legislation requires CDOT and other state transportation departments to develop risk-based asset management plans for pavement and bridges on the National Highway System (NHS). The plans are designed to improve or preserve assets on our highways. States that do not develop and implement a plan will see their federal transportation funding restricted.

CDOT’s Transportation Asset Management Plan (TAMP) of 2022 has been found by the Federal Highway Administration to meet minimum requirements in 23 CFR 515.13(b)(1).

The plan goes beyond these requirements by including 10 asset classes other than pavement and bridges. These include tunnels, buildings, rest areas, intelligent transportation systems (e.g., cameras and variable message signs), traffic signals, maintenance levels of service (MLOS), walls, culverts, fleet (including snow plows), and geohazards.

Plan Elements

The plan includes an 11-page executive summary that quickly describes asset inventories, performance, goals, risks and funding needs. The body of the plan includes these required elements:

  • A summary of National Highway System (NHS) bridge and pavement assets and condition in Colorado, regardless of ownership.  
  • Asset management objectives.
  • A risk-mitigation plan.
  • Performance gaps.
  • A life-cycle plan for pavement and bridges.
  • Investment strategies.
  • A financial plan for pavement and bridges.

Asset plans for the 10 assets besides pavement and bridges can be found in the plan appendices, along with key asset-management program documents.

Cover of the 2022, Transportation Asset Management Plan