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Carrollton Conducts Pavement Surveys

Post Date:02/22/2018 9:46 AM
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The City of Carrollton Public Works Department has contracted a company to survey the pavement condition in streets and alleyways around town in an effort to ensure residents and visitors continue to receive the highest levels of city services.

The surveys will be performed over the next couple of weeks by Infrastructure Management Systems (IMS) and will provide valuable data regarding the current condition of Carrollton roads.

IMS is a full-service consulting firm that performs surveys on the condition of pavement and asphalt, right-of-way assets, and pavement rehabilitation plans. The survey involves driving a specially equipped vehicle at speeds of 10 miles per hour or less over the pavement while lasers measure the pavement condition. The data is compiled in a single pass, reviewed, and scored to assist with prioritization of infrastructure repairs and can include condition rating, inventories, and geolocation. 

“A pavement survey is critical to objectively measure the pavement condition for pavement maintenance, repairs, and future capital projects.” said John Crawford, Public Works Director.

According to the IMS website, the Road Surface Testers (RST) are equipped with lasers, distance measuring instruments, and other helpful tools to collect an objective assessment of the surface of the road; and provide a valuable asset to future road construction and planning.AZ-LP-Inset

The surveying vehicle is a white Ford van with Arizona license plates.

If residents have any questions about the vehicle or the survey, contact Kirk Iverson, Contract Manager at 972.466.3482 or

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