Built Environment

Average Pavement Condition Index (PCI)

On Target On Target

77.00

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Result for 2018

On Target On Target

Built Environment

Average Pavement Condition Index (PCI)

On Target On Target

77.00

index
Result for 2018

Measure Description

The Pavement Condition Index (PCI) is a standardized municipal metric that determines the roadway conditions of all city streets and alleys. The rating can range between 0 - 100, with the desired quality target of 71. This index subjectively measures several factors including but not limited to ride comfort, surface defects, surface cracking, etc. These combined ratings are then calculated to arrive at a figure which is subtracted from 100 to determine the applicable PCI. A desired satisfactory average of 71 indicates that the roads are in good shape for approximately 5-6 years. While the target for PCI will remain steady at 71 for the next several years, we have set interim target goals for annual PCI measures as we embark on a significant citywide investment to improve roads over the next five years. This measure will appear in “Watch” status so long as the City is meeting its annual interim goals to arrive at a 71 PCI by 2022.

Measure Importance

Sustaining a satisfactory level of pavement conditions will meet the basic vehicular transportation needs for our community. A good street network and good pavement conditions will encourage economic vitality, as the City of West Palm Beach welcome more visitors, businesses, and residents to our community.

Measure Chart

Explanation of Performance

In 2018, the City undertook a citywide re-evaluation of all city roadways through a digital scanning assessment. This assessment used the latest technology to update data from the previous assessment done in 2013.  The results of the assessment revealed that the Citywide average Pavement Condition Index is now 77, a 14% increase since 2013's assessment and above our citywide target of 71. This new baseline takes into account all the recent paving efforts.

These detailed data help to direct future paving projects by focusing on roadways where local PCI values are less than 50. We expect that with this data-driven approach, we will see the average PCI index citywide continue to improve as we invest approximately $15M into roadway improvements over the next five years.

The citywide digital scanning assessment effort will take place once every five years.

Status Indicator Definitions
On Target: Meets or exceeds expected performance
Watch: Falls close to expected performance
Below Target: Does not meet expectation; being monitored for improvement
Other Data: Data gathering only, no target

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