City of Broken Arrow getting a closer look at street conditions


Source: City of Broken Arrow

The consultant will survey and score all 695 miles of the city's streets and provide data that the consultant will use to compile a pavement condition index (PCI).

With this information, the consultant will develop a multi-year pavement management spreadsheet that will allow staff to forecast maintenance and budgetary needs.

In 2016, the city hired the same organization to provide its initial analysis of the roadway network system. It's recommended that this type of data collection be performed every 5 to 7 years.

Collecting the data at this time keeps within that timeframe, according to Broken Arrow Streets and Stormwater Director Rocky Henkel.

"In the previous report, they only provided data on the streets and street signs," Henkel said. "This report will take it further and collect the street data and the information on the curbs and gutters, sidewalks, ADA ramps, bridges, lane markings, and drainage ditches."

The report will also provide imagery and an overview of the culverts and ditches, pavement markings, street striping, and bridges.

"I'm excited because when they did the initial study, we didn't have a funding mechanism to upgrade our infrastructure by maintenance or rehabilitation work," Henkel said. "Since then, we passed the Street Sales Tax Bond and the 2018 GO Bond. It will be rewarding to see the results and ensure we are on the right track."

The City Council approved the $416,760 expenditure at its meeting on Sept 6. IMS Infrastructure Management Services has already started collecting data and will present its PCI findings to the City Council in April 2023.

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