Adding or Editing Road Segments

Last updated: 2020-04-30

A road segment describes all or a portion of a road, is identified by the name, type, and highway number, and is associated to a category. A structure segment describes all or a portion of a bridge, culvert, or other structure, and is associated to a category.

  • A road segment is required for every category that is not a structure segment. To add a structure segment, go to Adding or Editing Structure Segments.
  • Every category MUST be associated to either a road segment OR a structure segment.
  • A category can only be associated to one road segment OR one structure segment.
  • A primary road segment is required for all projects, even projects with only structure categories.

 

Entering the REQUIRED Primary Road Segment

A primary road segment is used to identify the general limits of the project based on the route and the beginning and ending station.

Requirements:
  • A primary road segment is required for all projects, even projects with only structure categories.
  • A primary road segment must be assigned a route.
  • A primary road segment is NOT associated to a category.
  1. Select the Road Segments tab.

  2. Select the existing road segment, expand the row and select the field(s) you wish to change.

    Info:
    • If this project was imported from FIIPS, a primary road segment record should exist.
    • If this project has not been imported from FIIPS, but was created in AWP Preconstruction or imported from Estimator, click <New> to create the primary road segment record.

  3. Enter these required fields for a primary road segment record. Refer to the Project Summary Data Fields table for additional guidance entering these fields.

    Required Fields Required Data Entry
    Name FIIPS Project Description Title only in mixed case.
    Example: "Holmes Road" is the project description title for "Holmes Road, Town Of Gibson East Twin River Bridge and Approaches"
    Description Primary
    Route Populated with data from FIIPS. Do not change.
    Examples: IH 090, USH 029, STH 034, CTH HH, VAR HWY, TWN RD, LOC STR, BUS 051
    Begin Station Begin station for the project in this format: STA 10+00 OR Log Mile 1.0
    End Station End station for the project in this format: STA 25+75 OR Log Mile 3.5

 

Entering Road Segments for each category

A road segment is required for each category that is not tied to a structure.

Tip: If you have a category, that has mainly roadway items, but includes a structure, consider separating the structure into its own category. Then it can be associated to its own structure segment. Please work with the Project Manager or the region FIIPS coordinator to recommend and make this change.

  1. Select the Road Segments tab to add or edit a road segment for the project.

  2. To edit an existing road segment, expand the row and select the field(s) you wish to change.

  3. To add an additional road segment, click <New>. Every category that is not a structure category is required to have a road segment.

  4. Complete the required fields below for each road segment record associated to a category. Refer to the Project Summary Data Fields table for additional guidance entering these fields.
  5. Required Fields Required Data Entry
    Name Enter the Category ID and Category Description this road segment is part of in mixed case.
    Highway Number Enter the highway name or three digit number with leading zeros.
    Examples: 010 for USH 010, B for CTH B, 041 for IH 041, Loc for local street, Town for town road, Var for various highways
    Description Enter the highway/roadway name and number/letter with leading zeros.
    Type Select a highway type from the drop-down list.
    Route Route type followed by the route number (Match the primary road segment record route field which is populated with data from FIIPs)
    Examples: IH 090, USH 029, STH 034, CTH HH, VAR HWY, TWN RD, LOC STR, BUS 051
    Length Enter the length of the road segment in miles.
    Width Enter the width of the road segment in feet.
    Begin Station Begin station for the project in this format: STA 10+00 OR Log Mile 1.0
    End Station End station for the project in this format: STA 25+75 OR Log Mile 3.5
    Category ID Select the corresponding category ID from the drop-down list.


 

Example data entry guidance for region wide and statewide projects

Required Fields Required Data Entry
Description Examples: Region Wide Pavement Marking OR Statewide Sign Refurbishment
Highway Number Leave blank
Type VAR - Various Highways
Route VAR HWY (imported from FIIPS)
Length 0
Width 0
Begin Station STA 0+00
End Station STA 0+00
Category ID Associate to the correct category ID with the exception of the Primary Road Segment which has not category ID.


Go to Adding or Edit Structure Segments, the next step under Creating an Estimate in Preconstruction.