Street Budget Expended
Every four years, the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Report Card for America’s Infrastructure depicts the condition and performance of American infrastructure. This report card confirms that America’s roads are often crowded, frequently in poor condition, chronically underfunded, and are becoming more dangerous. One out of every five miles of highway pavement is in poor condition and our roads have a significant and increasing backlog of rehabilitation needs.
America’s 2016-2025 Infrastructure needs with regard to roads is currently only 46% funded ($941 Billion funded and $1.1 Trillion unfunded).
Colorado has 88,740 miles of public roads with 21% in poor condition. This costs motorists $580 per year as a result of driving on roads in need of repair. This road condition information is located in TRIP and based upon data submitted by CDOT using the International Roughness Index.
There are 1,525 lane miles of public roads in Arvada. The Pavement Condition Index (PCI) report prepared by Atkins North America in 2015 provides a comprehensive study of the road conditions in Arvada with the following results:
Public Works strives to meet their performance measure stating 70% of Arvada streets are rated fair or better by 2019. This measure encompasses both work City crews perform and work completed by City hired contractors. In 2017, the City increased funding for street improvements and will track and report progress on a monthly basis.
Arvada’s transportation infrastructure is the City’s largest and most valuable asset. Citizens and businesses rely on traveling on safe and satisfactory streets. Arvada, like most communities in the United States has deferred street maintenance. As our population continues to grow, it is important for our community to understand the resources required to maintain this asset.