Pavement Management System 2013 Report Released
The 2013 status report on Pavement Management has been released for Cape Cod, representing the successful completion of a Cape Cod Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) project by Commission staff.
The report provides the status of pavement condition assessment activities on Cape Cod. Staff members collected and analyzed data with the objective of implementing a regional pavement management system. This would facilitate an efficient, objective rating of pavement conditions and needs for each of the 15 towns.
There are distinct advantages to managing pavement conditions and significant cost savings that can take place with preventative or rehabilitative measures rather than waiting until a road requires reconstruction. As stated in the MPO-approved Cape Cod Regional Transportation Plan, the goal of the pavement management process is for all federal aid-eligible roads to be maintained in “excellent” condition. Of course, due to the reality of limited financial resources, it is necessary to prioritize pavement repair based on affordability.
Commission staff will continue advancing Pavement Management System activities in Barnstable County going forward, with the following objectives:
- identifying individual towns’ methods for pavement condition evaluation and programming for improvements;
- identifying gaps in pavement condition information on municipally-owned, federal aid-eligible roadways;
- prioritizing and implementing Commission data collection activities on these roadways;
- improving Commission skills in performing pavement evaluations; and
- evaluating local communities’ bid prices to develop Cape-specific improvement costs of various pavement conditions.
The report is now available online as a PDF here: http://www.capecodcommission.org/resources/transportation/2013_PMS_Report_03042014.pdf