Funding Approved for Grand Junction Pavement Assessment
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- Every mile of Grand Junction road will get an important assessment this winter to prioritize where tax dollars should be invested.
Wednesday evening, the Grand Junction City Council unanimously approved funding for a thorough analysis of every road in the city.
The data collection will performed by IMS Infrastructure Management Services, the same company that provided the last analysis nearly five years ago.
The assessment will cost the city just under $70,000.
City officials say this study will determine the accuracy of current pavement condition projections.
"We have a program that we update data annually when we do street overlay or a chip seal program, but we want to make sure that our data we've been using since 2008 is accurate," said Terry Franklin, Utility Streets Manager for the city of Grand Junction.
The pavement assessment will cover every street in Grand Junction which totals more than 365 miles.
The analysis will take place this winter in hopes of prioritizing construction for the summer of 2014.