Pavement Condition Index and Pavement Management Program
Street Pavement Management is a set of tools and policies designed to manage the maintenance activities of street pavements. A Pavement Management Program (PMP) consists of an accounting to keep track of existing and historical pavement condition data and a decision-making process to help choose the most cost-effective maintenance strategies for streets. The City of Dublin, like all other jurisdictions in the Bay Area, uses Metropolitan Transportation Commission’s ( MTC) computerized Pavement Management Program called StreetSaver. Staff regularly maintains and updates StreetSaver, which helps the City in efficiently planning the maintenance work for various categories of streets in the City.
Pavement Condition Index (PCI) is a 0-100 ranking system that is based on the physical and structural condition of a street. PCI scores of 90 or higher are considered excellent.” These are newly built or resurfaced streets that show little or no distress. Pavement with a PCI score in the 80 to 89 range is considered “very good,” and shows only slight or moderate distress, requiring primarily preventive maintenance. The “good” category ranges from 70 to 79, while streets with PCI scores in the “fair” (60 -69) range are considered worn to the point where rehabilitation may be needed to prevent rapid deterioration. The City of Dublin achieved the highest average PCI score of 85 (Very Good) in 2016, which is the highest in the Bay Area for the analysis period from 2014 to 2016.