Compass 2009 Data Analysis and Reporting

Quarterly Reports Other Documents Final Report
March 2010
June 2010
September 2010
December 2010
Final Report

Primary Investigator

Teresa Adams
University of Wisconsin-Madison
1415 Engineering Drive
2205 Engineering Hall
Madison, WI 53706


The Compass Reports created in this project are issued annually to provide information on the maintenance condition of Wisconsin’s highways. The information in these reports is being used to help understand trends and conditions, prioritize resources, and set targets for future condition levels of our highway system. As more information is gathered, the reports will also be used to illustrate and understand the consequences of funding and policy shifts, and to demonstrate accountability to decision-makers at Wisconsin DOT and in the legislature.


The primary project deliverables for the Compass 2009 work order include data
reduction and preparation of one report: Compass Wisconsin State Highway
2009 Maintenance, Traffic, and Operations Conditions Report on:

  • Shoulders, roadsides, drainage, traffic features (field review data)
  • Signs (SIMS database)
  • Pavement (pavement van data + PMMS)
  • Bridges (BOS highway structures inventory (HSIS) data)
  • Winter


  1. Project kickoff
  2. Draft Compass 2009 report on winter
  3. Draft Compass 2009 report on signs
  4. Compass 2009 Field Review Report
  5. QA analysis
  6. Compass 2009 report on pavement
  7. Compass 2009 report on bridges
  8. Assemble Compass 2009 report
  9. Develop computer tool for calculating Compass pavement weighted backlog rating using PMMS unit costs

Project Information

  • Duration: 12 months
  • Dates: January 2010 – December 2010
  • Budget: $55,000
  • Student Involvement: One undergraduate
  • Modal Orientation: Highway
  • Project ID: CFIRE 04-01
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