Built Environment

Average Pavement Condition Index (PCI)

Watch Watch

67.00

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Result for FY-2018

Watch Watch

Built Environment

Average Pavement Condition Index (PCI)

Watch Watch

67.00

index
Result for FY-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 FY2013, the average pavement condition was 64.1 of 100 within the City limit. At the end of FY2018, the overall Pavement Condition Index (PCI) had increased to 67.0, but still short of the desired average level of 71.  The 2013 PCI report suggested an annual investment of approximately $6M for the following five years to bring our score to a 71.   While investments in roadway infrastructures were insufficient for several years, the new voter approved one-cent sales tax revenues are now available to boost investments needed to reach our goal.  Over the next five years, approximately $15M will be invested for roadway improvements.  These projects were prioritized, in large part, based on PCI scores for the roadways to determine the highest priority areas for investment.  This method of determining where paving needs to be repaired will continue.

The City is now undertaking a thorough evaluation of the pavement condition on all city roadways using the latest technology.  The results of the assessment will be released in December. 

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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