Council explores road maintenance program

by | Jan 14, 2021 | Latest

Murphy City Council mem­bers got street smart, so to speak, at their Jan. 5 meeting as they learned about a pavement management program for roads.

Tim Rogers, city public ser­vices director, told council members this is the first pave­ment management system for Murphy. He talked about the funding source for street and maintenance funds and dis­cussed prioritization for road­ways. Roadways will have to be analyzed again in 2023, so it shows how fast roads can dete­riorate and officials can respond accordingly.

“We have to do a recurring analysis so it does help us de­termine (conditions and plans),” he said. “It gives us a lot of ob­jectivity in how we take care of our roadways.”

City officials said that histor­ically, there has been no pave­ment condition analysis for the prioritization of roadways for reconstruction, rehabilitation or maintenance.

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By Don Munsch[email protected]

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