Smoothing out Village roadways
Roads are an important part of our neighborhood infrastructure.
To help assist the Metro District with identifying immediate roadway needs and developing a Long-Range Master Roads Plan, the District formed a resident committee to help with plans to maintain our neighborhood’s 88 paved lane miles and keep them in top condition.
$1.5 million of the Metro District’s 2021 Operating Budget is being appropriated to road construction and maintenance. Initial survey work has already begun. Factors being evaluated include PCI (pavement condition index), Transverse Cracking, Rideability, Visual Appearance, Drainage Issues and Crack and Seal.
Roads have been divided into four classifications:
- primary residential collectors,
- secondary through roads or long cul-de-sacs,
- no outlet or cul-de-sac roads
- parking lots.
The conditions for each of these roads will be rated on their PCI, rideability and visual appearance scores. Metro District budgets and road prioritization and treatments will be based on higher cost needs like reconstruction or mill and overlay as well as lower cost expenditures like micro surface and seal coat treatments.
The District is using the latest available technology to assess the condition of our roads. Recently, we mounted a 360-degree camera on a vehicle that enabled us to drive throughout the Village and capture panoramic photos with a zoom feature. Nearly 8,000 photos were captured and are now being loaded into software programs that help us assess and target where we need to focus our roads work. The goal is to identify The Village’s Top 20 Roads Projects annually and budget necessary District funds to complete these projects and keep the District’s $53.7 million Roadway Asset Value in top condition.
Residents will be able to monitor District progress on the roads work by visiting the District’s new website where complete plans outlining our approach and progress will be open to the public.
The Village has 88 lane miles of paved roadways.