A “Pavement Management System” is in place and ready to go in Sartell.
The system is the result of many hours of work, including workers walking all of Sartell’s roadways and carefully noting the conditions of road surfaces. There are about 80 miles of roads in the city, plus many private roads, said Sartell City Engineer Mike Nielson.
Each roadway, divided up by stretches, is evaluated on a scale of 1-100 for its condition. Then those evaluations are stored in a computer. City workers and staff can easily check any section of any road anywhere when trying to determine a priority of which ones should be fixed and what kind of fix: seal-coating, patching or total reconstruction.
Each road for evaluation purposes was considered in sections of about three or four blocks.