Performance trends

Why is this measure important?

This determines the condition, ability, and expense to maintain all County roads in a condition of good or better.

Factors contributing to current performance

As with other programs, funding remains the key factor. The success of this program is determined by the amount of funding available to perform maintenance and repair of residential and rural roads. These roads are surveyed as part of the Pavement Management Systems' survey. The current condition of these roadways and the available, planned funding level will not allow the residential and rural road programs to achieve the established performance measures.

Factors restricting performance improvement

Similar to other programs, funding and adverse weather are key factors in establishing the performance measures. Severe winters cause roads to experience a significant amount of wear and tear. As such, the cost of maintenance and repair increases and becomes much more expensive. These expensive repairs cause a larger portion of the previously allocated funding to be spent on repair and upkeep, forcing an overall reduction in the number of lane miles for planned programs.

Performance improvement plan

The department will continue to employ "budget optimization" practices whereby allocated funding is spread across all ranges of pavement conditions to apply the best strategies and most economic methods of repair and maintenance as per the available funding. For example- funding is earmarked to maintain good pavements in good condition. Therefore, strategies will be applied to maintain those roads in good condition as the poorer rated roads may not receive the rehabilitated methods to fully restore the roads to achieve a rating of good or better.

SUPPORTING MEASURE

Percentage of annual requirement for residential resurfacing funded