Strategic Goal By 2013, 85% of Maricopa County paved roadway system mileage will have a pavement condition rating of “very good or better,” an improvement of 3.3% over 2010.
Trend over time:
Why this is Important:
The ability of residents, workers, and goods to move safely within the County is integral to Maricopa County’s quality of life and economic prosperity. Regular maintenance and overlay of pavement is required to keep roads in good condition, prevent potholes, preserve the road bed structure, and provide a safe driving surface.
How Maricopa County government influences this goal:
Maricopa County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) has approximately 2,500 miles of roadways to operate and maintain and eventually these roads begin to show their age. MCDOT influences this goal through their on-going transportation improvement projects.
How progress is measured:
Maricopa County paved roadway conditions rating. This is measured following standard pavement engineering methodology of Pavement Condition Scores (PCS), which are determined by visual inspection of the road surface.
Where we are:
Current indicator value (FY2011): 84.0%
Pavement condition reflects the quality of the roads in Maricopa County. This is the lagging indicator of the paving and maintenance of County roads. In FY2011, 84% of roadway conditions were rated as very good or better. This is an increase from a rating of 82.3% in FY2010. The Maricopa County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) is increasing its ratings nearing “excellent” over the past four years.
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