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Pavement Management Program
About the Pavement Management Program
The City of Lebanon maintains approximately 220 lane-miles of roadway. Every year, as part of the Pavement Management Program, City streets are visually inspected to document their existing condition. With this information, the City is able to choose roads requiring preventive maintenance, resurfacing, or reconstruction. The City administers a pavement-management program utilizing various materials, including traditional asphalt placement, spray injection patching, slurry seal, crack seal, and others.

Street Categories
To help in the selection process, the streets are categorized into three types:
  • Commercial or industrial roads - expected to last 15 years
  • Main streets - expected to last 12 to 15 years
  • Subdivision roads - expected to last 20 years

Rating Roads
After all factors have been considered, a final project list is developed. There are two primary components used to rate roads. The first is chronological, which takes into account how long has it been since the street was last paved. The second is a condition index. After roads are inspected, a condition index is calculated from zero to 100. Generally, streets rated 65 to 100 are considered good.

Pavement Management Goal
The City’s goal is to keep good roads in good condition. When roads begin to fail, they fail quickly, and the costs to repair them increases dramatically. Although it is tempting to fix failed streets first, it would be so expensive that no money would be left for preventive maintenance or rehabilitation of fair or good streets.