The City of Portsmouth has hired Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc (VHB) annually to perform an update to the City’s pavement management system. This project is part of an on-going program where the city road conditions are evaluated periodically, the road network conditions and budget requirements are analyzed, and road paving programs are developed.
In the summer of 2016, VHB resurveyed the pavement condition of 25.1 miles of Portsmouth’s total 104.1 mile City-maintained road network. By hiring VHB to resurvey 25% of the City’s roads each year, and updating the roads where maintenance and resurfacing has been performed, Portsmouth has maintained an up-to-date Pavement Management System.
Under the scope of this project, VHB performed a detailed inspection of the condition of the pavement on the City maintained roads, and has created a database of this information which can be viewed, edited and analyzed using VHB’s RoadManager™ software. VHB will deliver this software to staff in the Public Works Department. The data is linked to the City’s Geographic Information System (GIS), so that thematic maps can be created to display any of the information in the database.
This report describes the steps taken in this project, the results of the field evaluations, and also compares the results of some potential roadway funding scenarios.