1 MARCH 2000
REHABILITATION: TRACK, BRIDGES, AND TERMINALS
1. DEFINITION AND APPLICATION.
a. As used here, "rehabilitation" refers to work that falls between routine maintenance and new
construction. It is often categorized as repair, minor construction, or a combination of the two.
Rehabilitation involves restoring facilities to a "like new" condition and/or upgrading existing facilities to
current design standards or installation requirements.
b. During the planning process, current and future installation requirements should first be clearly
established. If subsequent investigations and analyses show that existing facilities could meet installation
requirements through improving their condition and/or minor modifications, then rehabilitation is an
2. INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS AND FACILITY EVALUATION.
a. Installation traffic and load carrying requirements should be reviewed, as described in chapter 2.
Then, structural and operational requirements should be checked according to the criteria in chapters 6,
7, and 8.
b. The purpose of evaluations should be to determine whether the track and facilities meet installation
(mission) requirements, and if not, in what respect they are deficient. These determinations are made
through condition, structural, and operational evaluations.
3. CONDITION EVALUATION.
a. Level of Detail Required. Condition evaluations may occur in three stages or levels, depending on
the size and scope of the project:
(1) At the first stage, a quick condition assessment may be appropriate, based on recent inspection
reports and inventory information and a brief field survey. This assessment may be used to establish a
general need for rehabilitation.
(2) The second stage may be an evaluation for developing a rehabilitation plan. This information will
be sufficiently detailed to determine what work needs to be done at which locations, and to develop cost
estimates for planning and budgeting purposes.
(3) At the third level, exact work requirements, quantities, and locations are determined for final
contract plans and specifications.
(1) Track condition evaluation should be based on the criteria given in Army TM 5-628/Air Force
Regulation 91-44 as well as other major rehabilitation requirements. The evaluation should also allow for
major deficiencies that are likely to occur within the next 3 to 5 years if rehabilitation is not performed.