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Patching Roads
Additional Information
Safe Lifting

The original Maintenance Planning Manual was developed and published in 1989. The purpose of that manual was to provide maintenance managers with a quick reference for performing most maintenance functions. It included scheduling forms, traffic control guidelines, function codes, commodity codes and a sample crew report. While that manual included a substantial amount of useful information, it was never updated or kept current. After that manual was first published, the traffic control for maintenance operations manual was updated into Traffic Control for Field Operations. The function codes and commodity codes have changed because of the financial management system, as well as the crew reporting procedures. In 2003, the 2nd edition of the Maintenance Planning Manual was published to address updates in the industry and to address changes in the MoDOT accounting system.

In 2005 the department set a new direction in how it addresses maintenance and the operation of the state’s roadway system. MoDOT reclassified the department’s thirty-two thousand four hundred miles of roadways into a Major and Minor roadway classification (see map of Major Routes). Major roadways are defined as roadways, which carry 76% of the State’s traffic and totals 5,400 miles. Minor roadways are defined as roadways, which carry 24% of the state’s traffic and totals 27,000 miles.

The Smooth Road Initiative (SRI) was also part of that changes that took place in 2005. SRI targeted 2200 miles of the most heavily used roadways in the Major roadway system for resurfacing, diamond grinding, delineation and guardrail/guardcable improvements.

To address the new direction department management convened a team to identify strategies and best practices that improves MoDOT’s maintenance quality and meets customer expectations. The first deliverable of the team is an update to this Maintenance Planning Guide. The 3rd edition provides the maintenance manager with new and updated planning guidelines by activities and actions. The 3rd edition references other MoDOT publications such as the Traffic Control for Field Operations, Safety Policies, Rules & Regulations-Employee Handbook and the Missouri Standard Specifications for Highway Construction. In addition the 3rd edition includes pictures to illustrate maintenance operations best practices and quality workmanship. Links to referenced publications are also included.

These guides will provide each manager with a list of recommended equipment and materials to use for each function as well as a recommended procedure for that function. The guidelines also have sections on scheduling to help managers plan for the best time of year to do each function and safety reminders on each guideline.

It is intended that this guide be an accurate source of information and a tool that maintenance managers will use to be better organizers, planners and more productive leaders.


Reference the Missouri Standard Plans and Missouri Standard Specifications for Highway Construction for performance details on many of the maintenance function planning guidelines. It is the intent of the department to provide as good of a finished product with Maintenance forces as it does by contract methods.

Recommended materials: When purchasing recommended material, refer to guidance for maintenance materials. Guidance for these materials also refers to the Current General Services Specifications (MGS) by Subject for each of the various maintenance materials.

See also the following reference materials:

Traffic Control for Field Operations
Preventive Maintenance Guidelines for Bridges
Roadside Vegetation Management Guidelines
Herbicides and Roadsides
Safety Policies, Rules & Regulations-Employee Handbook

The Highway Maintenance Tables in the appendix were provided to MoDOT through the Local Technical Assistance Program of the Michigan Tech Transportation Institute at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan.

Rainy Day Activities

Printable Version
Rainy Day Activities
  • Check roadway surface drainage
  • Check bridge surface for ponding
  • Check bridges and box culverts for drift and erosion
  • Flush bridge decks
  • Check culverts and culvert pipes
  • Check drain basins on bridges
  • Check high water locations
  • Check, clean and repair equipment
  • Clean and repair buildings and grounds
  • Blade driveways, entrances, shoulders and mailbox turnouts
  • Check signs
  • Work on special projects
  • Clean abutment caps on bridges
  • Cut and treat brush and vines under bridges
  • Conduct equipment and safety trainings

Work Scheduling Guidelines

Printable Version
Work Scheduling Guide

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Index of Printable Planning Guides

Printable Versions of Maintenance Planning Guides
Activity Code Action
R225 Roadway Shoulders
(Also see Shoulder Maintenance and Shaving Shoulder and Around Guardrail)
Repair Sod and/or Aggregate Shoulders & Approaches
Fly Coating
Chip Seal
Pothole Patching Asphalt & Partial Depth Concrete
Blade Patching
Edge Ribbon
Repair Concrete Shoulders & Approaches
R226 Rumble Strips (See Rumble Strips) No printable guideline available at this time.
R227 Roadway & Bridge Safety Features Fences (Also see Fencing)
Guardrails (Also see Guardrail and Guard Cable)
Guard Cables (Also see Guardrail and Guard Cable)
Impact Attenuator Devices (Also see Impact Attenuators)
Traffic Barriers (Concrete) (Also see Traffic Barrier)
  A. Replacement
  B. Repair
R22E Edge Rut Repair (0.1 LM) Edge Rut Repair (0.1 LM) (Also see Shoulder Maintenance)
R311 Patching Roads
(Also see Bituminous Asphalt Maintenance)
Permanent Partial Depth Repair on Asphaltic or Concrete Pavements
Temporary/Emergency Repairing Blowups with Asphaltic Material
Temporary/Emergency Repairs (Also see Bituminous Asphalt Maintenance)
R312 Asphalt Pavement Repair (TN) Blade, Box & Lay Down Machine Patching (TN)
Box & Lay Down Machine Patching (TN)
R313 Concrete Replacement (SY) Concrete Replacement Full Depth (SY)
Also See Pavement Repair
R314 Other Pavement Maintenance Pavement Leveling (Mudjacking or Other Methods)(SY) (Also See Slab Stabilization, Mudjacking (Slab Jacking) by MoDOT Maintenance and Mud Jacking Bridge Approach)
Cold Milling (SY) (Also See Pavement and Bridge Surface Removal and Texturing)
R315 Pavement Preventative Maintenance (LM)
Fly Coating (LM) (Also See Fly Coating)
Crack & Joint Maintenance
  A. Sealing Cracks, Joints & Edge Cracks (Also See Crack Treatment in Bituminous Pavements and Joint and Crack Maintenance)
  B. Milling High Joints (Also See Pavement and Bridge Surface Removal and Texturing)
Scrub Seals (LM) (Also See Scrub Seal Treatment)
R316 Drainage Clean & Reshape Ditches
  A. Earth Ditches (Also See Pipe, Box Culvert and Miscellaneous Drainage Maintenance)
  B. Paved Ditches (Also See Paved Drainage)
Repair Paved Ditches & Slopes (Also See Paved Drainage)
Repair Curbing
  A. Concrete Curbs (Also See Paved Drainage)
  B. Asphalt Curbs (Also See Paved Drainage)
  C. Drop Inlets & Storm Sewers (Also See Drainage Fittings (Grate Inlets))
Channel Control
Slide Repair
R319 Pipe Culvert Repairs (LF) Install Pipe Liners (LF)
Clean & Repair Pipe & Box Culverts
  A. Pipe Culverts (Also See Pipe, Box Culvert and Miscellaneous Drainage Maintenance)
  B. Box Culverts (Also See Pipe, Box Culvert and Miscellaneous Drainage Maintenance)
Replace Pipe & Box Culverts (LF) (Also See Pipe, Box Culvert and Miscellaneous Drainage Maintenance)
R31B Sweeping (LM) Sweeping (LM) (For routine flushing of bridge decks see Bridge Cleaning and Flushing)
R31C Chip Sealing (LM) Chip Sealing
  A. Course Aggregate (Also See Seal Coat)
  B. Fine Aggregate (Also See Scrub Seal Treatment)
  C. Scrub Seals (Also See Scrub Seal Treatment)
R321 Bridge Maintenance (Also See R322 Bridge Preventative Maintenance and R327 Other Bridge Preventative Maintenance) Substructure Repairs (Also See Cathodic Protection, Superstructure Maintenance and Substructure Maintenance)
  A. Sealing Abutment & Pier Caps
  B. Spot Painting of Bearings & Piling
R322 Bridge Preventative Maintenance Bridge Seal Coats (SY) (Also See Chip Seal to Entire Deck)
Linseed Oil & In-Deck Seals (SY)
  A. Linseed Oil (Also See Linseed Oil Treatment to Entire Deck)
  B. In-Deck (Also See Bridge Deck Total Surface Treatment - In Deck)
R323 Bridge Deck Repair (SY) Deck Repair (SY) (Also See Temporary Bridge Deck Repair)
  A. Concrete
  B. Asphalt
R324 Bridge Painting (TN) No printable guideline available at this time.
R327 Other Bridge Preventative Maintenance No printable guidelines available at this time. See the following:
   Bridge Cleaning and Flushing
   Drain Basin Maintenance
   Mat Gutter Maintenance
   Channel Work - Gabion Installation
   Channel Work - Rock Blanket
   Remove Drift
   Bridge Joint Sealing - Hot Pour
   Bridge Joint Sealing - Silicone
   Bridge Joint Sealing - Polytite
   Sealing Abutment and Pier Caps
   Spot Painting of Bearings and Piling
   Bridge Deck Crack Pouring
R411 Litter Pick-Up Litter Pick-Up (Also See Adopt-A-Highway and Sponsor-A-Highway Programs)
R412 Landscaping Fertilizing, Seeding & Mulching (Also See Roadside Development)
R413 Mowing (AC) Mowing (AC) (Also See Roadside Vegetation Management)
R414 Brush Cutting & Tree Removal Brush Cutting & Tree Removal (Also See Roadside Vegetation Management)
R415 Chemical Weed Control Chemical Weed Control (Also See Herbicides and Roadsides)

Highway Maintenance Tables and Conversion Factors

The Highway Maintenance Tables and Conversion Factors contain helpful tables and conversion factors that aid in volumetric and weight measurements needed in maintenance activities.