Beginning July 2: All roads to be surveyed

Jun 30, 2017

In order to develop a long-term street maintenance plan and budget, the city of Edmonds is working with Infrastructure Management Services to complete a detailed inventory and condition rating of all roadways and select right-of way-assets owned by the city.

The data is collected and loaded into an asset management program specifically designed to assist the city with development of a long-term rehabilitation plan and budget.

Beginning Sunday, July 2, IMS will inventory and collect pavement performance data using a device known as a Laser Road Surface Tester.

This device will measure pavement roughness, rutting, cracking and other surface distresses as it travels down the roadway.

It will also collect digital video and Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) information for cataloging right of way assets such as traffic signs.

The surface tester is a 2014 one-ton Ford van with up to five inside mounted cameras and GPS receivers, and a modified front bumper. It travels at posted speed limits and will survey each roadway at least once.

 

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