Firestone to begin pavement condition survey

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 To inventory the current condition of streets, Firestone staff presented the Board of Trustees at its Feb. 19 work session with a proposal to hire Infrastructure Management Services to conduct an intensive pavement condition survey this year.

The Board of Trustees directed staff to prepare a contract with IMS to conduct the survey, which will provide critical data, accelerated results and significant cost savings for street rehabilitation.

It is anticipated that the survey will begin this summer in historic Firestone and move throughout the rest of the community within a few days. The survey will gather information regarding all street conditions using a laser to perform a surface condition assessment by measuring the pavement cracks. The results will allow the Town to rank and prioritize street rehabilitation with scientific data.

Town staff will utilize the condition survey throughout the next several budget processes to direct funding to make repairs to streets. The street and park dedicated tax increase, which was passed by voters in November 2013, will provide the allocated money to conduct the condition survey and fund street projects moving forward.