Pavement Management Overview
NOW AVAILABLE ON CITY WEB SITE
Today the entire PowerPoint presentation has been uploaded to the City website and can be viewed HERE. If you wish to view the entire Study Session, including the OCFA presentation AND the Pavement Management Overview click HERE.
REPORT IS EASY TO UNDERSTAND
The Pavement Management Overview is an excellent presentation of the state of Costa Mesa's streets and alleys and provides plenty of easy-to-understand detail.
PAVEMENT CONDITION INDEX (PCI)When you go to the link above you'll learn that each street and alley is evaluated using established criteria that generates a Pavement Condition Index (PCI) for each pavement section. His chart, one of many in the overview, shows the condition of our streets based on their PCI.
TAKE A FEW MINUTES...I encourage you to take just a few minutes to follow the link to the overview and scroll through it. If there are questions you have, go to the link to the video clip of the study session, click on the second segment and listen to the excellent presentation and the Q & A with the council members. Among the very informative charts you'll find is one showing just how much it costs, per square foot, to repair our streets depending on their condition.
MORE DOLLARS = MORE REPAIRSThis summary, also taken from the overview, shows the Findings and Recommendations, including the need to budget around $5 million each year for the next 7 years to raise the PCI level for all our streets to a higher level. As in many things in life, fixing our streets is simply a function of having enough dollars allocated to do the work. The more we spend the quicker the streets get fixed.
MOST OF THIS IS ALREADY "CONTRACTED"
Most of this work, by the way, is already being contracted out. City staffers do pothole repair and minor, temporary maintenance fixes, but the big jobs are sent out to bid and contracted out.
Thanks to Peter Naghavi and Ernesto Munoz for providing this excellent report to the council and to all of us so we can better understand what's involved in keeping our streets and alleys in good repair.