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Cumulative Lane Miles of Roadway Pavement Improved

Desired Result: Above Target

Analysis of Performance

Note:

The purpose of this metric is to track the amount of pavement, in lane miles, resurfaced each quarter toward a yearly goal. The number of lane miles improved displays the City's commitment to providing safe, well-maintained streets. Proper maintenance reduces future maintenance costs by extending the life of the existing pavements and maximizing past tax dollar investments. Quarterly targets are set to provide information on our progress towards meeting our yearly resurfacing goals. These targets vary from quarter to quarter due to weather limitations of construction and programming needs. Achieving our yearly goals allows us to meet our overall street pavement condition Level of Service 'B' (LOS).
The Street Maintenance Program has set a yearly performance goal of 130 total lane miles of road to resurface in 2015. We have resurfaced a total of 117 lane miles to date with 75 lane miles added in the third quarter which meets our cumulative target of 100 lane miles. However, we do not anticipate meeting our yearly goal of 130 lane miles due to increased construction costs and a refocusing of budgets toward concrete repairs. Focusing on concrete repairs will allow us to complete concrete prep work one year before the resurfacing treatment. This will create scheduling space between the concrete work and resurfacing work allowing for better control of the schedule and increased public outreach.

Metric Definition

The number of lane miles improved displays the City's commitment to providing safe, well-maintained streets. Proper maintenance reduces future maintenance costs by extending the life of the pavement and maximizing our investments. Quarterly targets are set to provide information on our progress towards meeting our yearly goals. These targets vary from quarter to quarter due to weather limitations of the construction season. Achieving our yearly goals allows us to meet our overall street pavement condition Level of Service 'B' (LOS). The total number of lane miles improved annually increased significantly starting in 2011 due to the increased revenue dedicated to Street Maintenance and Repair in the Keep Fort Collins Great tax initiative in 2010.

Why Is This Important?

Well-maintained streets contribute to overall safety and reduces future maintenance costs by extending the life of the pavement and maximizing our investments. City Council has adopted policy that the overall road system condition be at a B level of service. Systematic maintenance extends and maximizes the street infrastructure lifespan.

City Organization Impact on Performance

High - The City directly maintains the roadway system.

Benchmark Information

This metric does not contain benchmark information. It would not be a fair analysis to compare the City of Fort Collins to other public agencies as the number of lane miles of roadway pavement improved varies based on one's budget, the type of maintenance treatments selected, community expectations, and other factors. The goal is to perform "the right treatment on the right street at the right time" in order to extend the life of the street and maximize our investment. Depending on the year and the resources that number can fluctuate. For example, the amount of asphalt overlay performed can vary from one year to another based on the current needs of the street network. More extensive repairs like a reconstruction or overlay treatment costs significantly more than surface treatments such as slurry seal, chip seal, and cape seals. Depending on the breakdown on the type of treatments utilized the number of lane miles improved will vary.