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Asset Management System and Services

Post Date:02/08/2018

Over the next six days beginning February 9, 2018, including working through the weekend, weather depending, you might see the pictured van driving the streets in your neighborhood.

The City of Bridgeton has engaged with the Tempe, Arizona based firm, IMS Infrastructure Management Services LLC, to complete a detailed pavement condition inventory and condition rating of all roadways maintained by the City.  The data is collected and loaded into an asset management program specifically designed to assist the City in developing a long-term rehabilitation plans and budgets.

The first phase will be to inventory and collect pavement performance data using a device known as a Laser Road Surface Tester or RST.  This device measures pavement roughness, rutting, cracking and other surface distresses as it travels down the roadway.  It will also be used to collect HD digital video and Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) information.  The RST is a one-ton Ford van with up to 5 inside mounted HD video cameras, exterior mounted GPS receivers, and a modified front bumper.  Operated by three field technicians, the RST travels at posted speed limits and will survey each roadway at least once.

Once all of the data is collected, it will be processed, combined, loaded into the City’s pavement management program and used to develop a series of reports that will allow the City to cost effectively budget the long-term maintenance of the roadways.