Presentation on theme: "PUBLIC WORKS OPERATIONS: TRANSPORTATION Steve Hansen, PE Director of Public Works – Liberty, MO APWA PW Institute April 8, 2014."— Presentation transcript:
PUBLIC WORKS OPERATIONS: TRANSPORTATION Steve Hansen, PE Director of Public Works – Liberty, MO APWA PW Institute April 8, 2014
Transportation Transportation planning Traffic management Street maintenance
Learning Objectives Understand basic transportation planning Understand rules and regulations covering traffic signs, signals and markings Be familiar with alternative methods of street pavement maintenance Understand the use of a Pavement Management System Emerging issues
Transportation Planning Plan for safe movement of people and goods. Create Transportation element in City’s General or Comprehensive Plan Existing inventory Plan for future (link with zoning) Goals and policies Financing Plan for autos, transit (bus and rail), trucks, taxis, pedestrians, bicycles, etc.
Traffic Engineering Keep people and goods moving safely Regulate traffic and parking Get yelled at by everybody
Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) Standardizes use of; Traffic signs Traffic signals Pavement markings On or adjacent to streets and highways MUTCD is a nationally used standard required by the FHWA
Best Management Practices- Traffic Operations Develop uniform traffic control policies and procedures based on MUTCD for installation of: Signs (Traffic, parking, speed, street name, school and pedestrian, railroad, etc.) Markings (Pavement lane delineation, crosswalks, stop lines, etc.) Traffic signals Truck, bicycle and pedestrian routes Traffic calming devices Conduct traffic study before installation Authorize installation through legislation Remember ADA
Who “Owns” Your Streets? Street Operations Manager? City Engineer? Both? Other? No one?
Best Management Practices: Street Maintenance Operations and maintenance (O&M) responsibilities assigned O&M procedures established Inspection system established (roads, bridges, tunnels, walls, sidewalks, etc.) Preventive maintenance program adopted Street maintenance coordinated with capital improvement projects Asset Management for streets (Pavement Management System) Methods for reporting street repair needs
Street Maintenance- Pavement Management Systems Definition of street segments Inventory Condition assessment Traffic/truck volume (street classification) Costs of alternative treatments Recommended treatment and cost Annual budget capacity Recommended program
Roadway Maintenance Program Elements Crack sealing Pothole patching and pavement repairs Street sweeping Related activities Signage and pavement marking Storm water system maintenance Mowing Snow plowing
Street Maintenance Activity Service Life Patch (1-3 years) Crack seal (1-3 years) Slurry seal (3-5 years) Chip seal (3-5 years) Resurface (10-20 years) Mill and overlay (10-20 years) Reconstruct (15-40 years)