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1 City of Somersworth Presentation to City Council on Pavement Management Presented by: Joe Ducharme, Jr., P.E. Contract City Engineer & Britt E. Audett, P.E. CMA Engineers, Inc.

2 Pavement is an Asset ► City’s Public Infrastructure Assets include:  Drainage Systems  Parks Paved Roads Paved Roads  Public Buildings  Schools  Sewage Treatment Plant  Sewage Collection System System  Sidewalks  Water Distribution System System  Water Treatment Plant

3 Somersworth’s Paved Roads ► ~50 miles of paved roads maintained by the City of Somersworth. ► At avg pavement thickness of 4-inches, equates to more than 180,000 tons of pavement. ► Replacement value to reconstruct all paved roads (including gravel base) ~ $25,000,000 million dollars.

4 Preservation vs. Reconstruction ► Uniform pavement surface limits water penetration to road base below (good) ► Cracked road surface allows water penetration, frost heaves, pot holes (bad) ► Cost of reconstructing a bad road can be 10 to 20 times more $$$ than surface treatment on a good road ► Good road surface = preserved road base = longer service life = lower cost to maintain

5 Pavement Management Plan ► Elements of a PMP 1. road inventory 2. road condition 3. road classification 4. local repair methods and costs 5. project prioritization 6. funding 7. implementation 8. annual updates to the plan

6 Road Inventory ► ~50 miles of City-maintained paved roads ► 3D Laser Imaging – all lanes ► Imaging linked to GIS coordinates

7 Pavement Condition ► Pavement Condition Index (PCI) ► Ranges from 0 to 100 (higher = better) ► Strive for 75 or higher – good/satisfactory ► City-wide average PCI = 53 PCI Rating Scale90-100Good 70-90Satisfactory 50-70Fair 40-50Poor 30-40Very Poor 10-30Serious 0-10Failed

8 PCI Distribution PCI Range Total Miles Failed (0-10)0 Serious (10-30)9.3 Very Poor (30-40)7.2 Poor (40-50)6.9 Fair (50-70)11.4 Satisfactory (70-90)9.1 Good (90-100)4.3

9 Willand Drive PCI = 93 Maple Street PCI = 60 Union Street PCI = 21

10 Road Classification ► Primary, Secondary, Neighborhood ► Road Segment Length & Width ► Daily Traffic Volumes ► Critical Routes (school buses; emergency services; plowing) ► Business/Commercial

11 Primary Roads High Street Main Street Blackwater Road Salmon Falls Road Indigo Hill Road Secondary Roads Maple Street John Parsons Drive Willand Drive Tates Brook Road Residential Roads Highland Street Congress Street Union Street Primrose Lane

12 Local Cost of Repairs ( 2014$) ► Crack Seal/Fog Seal/Spot Repair$4.00/SY ► Surface Treatment (Chip Seal) $8.00/SY ► Shim & Overlay (1”overlay)$12.00/SY ► Mill and 1.5 “Overlay$20.00/SY ► Full Depth Reclamation w/ SS-1 Emulsion Injection or Portland Cement $30.00/SY Injection or Portland Cement $30.00/SY ► Full Box Out and Reconstruction$70.00/SY

13 Establish Priorities ► Consider road classification ► Consider other City needs (utilities) ► Coordinate repairs to leverage funds $$$$$$ ► Run the PMP program ► Top-Down Approach – maintain good roads first ► Goal is to raise average PCI >= 75

14 Life of Pavement Source: “For Pavement Preservation” Task Force 0 Years PCI (Pavement Condition Index) 100 $1 of preventive maintenance here… Eliminates or delays spending $8 - $10 on rehabilitation here. Total Reconstruction $ % Drop in Quality 75% of Life 40% Drop in Quality 12% of Life

15 Coordinate Repairs ► Dig the Road Once ► Consider Pending CIP Projects to leverage other City Funds water enterprise sewer enterprise ► Consider Commercial / Private Developments Private Developments

16 Pavement Management Plan ► Local input for repairs, costs, other needs ► Goal is to bring all roads up to satisfactory/good condition ► Run scenarios: # yrs / annual budget / avg PCI ► Adjust and update annually for CIP

17 Level of Investment Matters ► Goal is to achieve City-wide PCI>=75

18 PMP Updates ► Annual updates to database by staff ► Annual monitoring by staff for road deterioration (compare to video library) ► Re-run repair & funding scenarios annually ► Coordinate repaving with other CIP projects ► Update road condition imaging periodically (every 4-6years)


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