What is pavement management?
The Pavement Management Program is characterized by maximizing available funding to extend the life of a street network by keeping “good” roads in “good” condition. The city has divided this into two distinct efforts.
How do cities assess the condition of a paved street? Engineers use a Pavement Condition Index (PCI). It is a ranking assessment (using a scale of 0=worst and 100=best) on the overall health of a paved street. PCI takes into account several types of road distresses, such as cracking and patching of the asphalt.
View PCI scores for Spokane Valley's Paved Street Network
The annual cost for street maintenance and preservation to keep Spokane Valley streets in their current condition is approximately $16 million per year. Since 2011, the city's dedicated funding sources have provided an average of $5 million per year for pavement preservation and $3 million per year on street maintenance, totaling approximately $8 million per year or 50% of the total program cost. These contributions are mostly city funds with some supplemental state/federal grant funds.
There are two main challenges that exist with current funding of the Pavement Management Program.
In past years, funds allocated for street repairs and improvements have primarily been designated to arterials, with a much lesser amount directed to repairs to local access streets.
To learn more, view these helpful videos.
History of Funding (video 4)| Powerpoint
Funding Options (video 5) | Powerpoint
The city has developed a Streets Sustainability Committee to identify options for long-term sustainability of street maintenance and preservation. Learn more about committee's scope of work by viewing this helpful Committee Overview video (1) and affiliated Powerpoint.
View past presentations
The city's Streets Sustainability Committee has been meeting monthly since April and the City Council continues to monitor and address pavement preservation needs in Spokane Valley. Some of the more recent presentations to these groups can be accessed below.
Recent Community Meetings
Sept. 2, Thursday, Noon to 1 p.m. - Virtual Meeting via Zoom
Sept. 8, Wednesday, 6:30-7:30 p.m. - Virtual Meeting via Zoom
Sept. 13, Monday, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Open House "Drop In Anytime" at City Hall, 10210 E. Sprague Ave.
NCE Evaluation of the Pavement Management Program (2019)
Pavement Preservation & Recycling Alliance - Treatment Resource Center
StreetScan Storymap for Pavement Management Program
View Magazine (city publication) with Pavement Management article
Pavement Management Program Coordinator, City of Spokane Valley