Percent of Pavement in Good or Fair Condition

Percent of Pavement in
Good or Fair Conditon
— 2011 —

Keep at least 82 percent of all
state highways in good or fair condition.


Why This Is Important

Pavement condition has an impact on the operating costs of passenger and commercial vehicles. Regularly scheduled preventative maintenance, preservation, and reconstruction treatments extend the useful life of pavements in the State Highway System.


Roughness and rutting are measured by driving a specially equipped rating van over the entire State Highway System during spring and summer. Cracking is measured in the summer and fall by a visual inspection of digital video recordings of the entire State Highway System. The collected data and the visual inspections are then used to rate pavement conditions as good, fair, poor, or very poor.


ITD focuses on internal efficiencies to maximize investments in the system. Investment decisions are prioritized to keep highways in good or fair condition to avoid costly replacement. The department is implementing new management systems to strategically schedule preventative maintenance and preservation projects at the optimal time across the state.


Percent of Pavement in Good or Fair Condition