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.
By Don Munsch • [email protected]