Plainfield gets report on state of its roads
By Madhu Mayer For The Herald-News April 24, 2012 8:24AM
Updated: May 26, 2012 8:10AM
PLAINFIELD — An inventory and analysis of the road network in the village of Plainfield shows that it has an average rating in comparison to similar-size communities.
Randy Jessen, superintendent of public improvements, recently shared details of a comprehensive inspection and evaluation of village roadways by Infrastructure Management Services.
Since the village approved a contract with the company last year, Plainfield officials have been working with IMS to generate a report that identifies the overall condition of every roadway, Jessen said.
He said an industry standard called Pavement Condition Index (PCI) was used to rate the roads. The range is from 0 to 100, with 100 being perfect. Overall, results of the survey show that the average PCI rating of the village roadway network to be 79.
“Now that we have this data, we will be able to demonstrate what resources the village will need to commit to keep the roadway network at a certain PCI level,’’ Jessen said. “We are still in the process of defining our strategy methods and costs to accurately establish future budgets.”
Jessen said the information generated from the analysis has been downloaded into a database that provides a pavement condition rating and estimates when resurfacing will be required.
Don Hart, of IMS, told the board that Plainfield’s PCI rating is comparable to 20 Illinois communities, including Schaumburg, Aurora, Northbrook, Lake Forest and Oak Park.