Pavement Management Program
The project: the Village completes a condition assessment of its street network every three years using the results to create a long-tem pavement management plan. Schaumburg has 208.5 miles of streets broken into 2,500 individual street segments. The current pavement management plan was completed in 2016 and the plan updated, also being created by Chastain, will be completed in 2019.
Our story: our successful implementation of this project developed a full understanding of the long-range pavement condition goals of the Village. The Village street network consists of roads from high volume arterials and collectors to low volume residential streets with several cul-de-sacs. The existing street network includes both flexible and ridged pavements with different pavement structures.
A final updated long-range pavement management plan included strategies to incorporate the best practices of current pavement maintenance efforts with flexibility for Village preference. Currently, the Village has implemented an annual pavement management plan that provides $6 million dollars in preventative and rehabilitative measures and $2 million to address reconstruction of the worst streets.
The goal of developing a long-range plan considered efforts and costs for future pavement programming under the following scenarios with flexibility to accommodate funding adjustments both increasing and decreasing. Pavement management scenarios include:
The completed pavement assessment, data management and planning efforts required a collaborative engagement with staff to identify plan goals, evaluate existing pavement management strategies and develop a plan that meets the goals with flexibility to respond to Village elected officials. This plan is responsive and inclusive of industry best practices and the newest materials and mix designs. Our services covered ratings and programming for both flexible and rigid pavements on the local street network.
This plan has become a tool for the Village in the development of future budgets, selection of projects for future improvements, as independent engineering support for decisions with the Village Board, and securing outside funding sources.
Our plan format complies with current CMAP pavement management plan objectives contained in the FAST Act. As a result of this project and our collaboration with the Village, Schaumburg was the only local agency, outside of Chicago, to participate with CMAP in developing its pavement management approach now being mandated as a condition of future federal funding.