This measure evaluates the health of pavements on Georgia's Interstates. This is not a rating of ride quality or smoothness, but rather of how well the interstate pavement structure is maintained. By maintaining Interstates at a high level, more costly reconstruction can be avoided.
Maintain Georgia's Interstates such that 90% or more are in Fair or better condition. 'Fair' condition for Interstates is defined as an average COPACES (Computerized Pavement Condition Evaluation System) rating of 70 to 80. The COPACES rating evaluates rutting, cracking, and other surface deficiencies on a scale of 1 to 100.
Road to Improvement
In FY 2017, GDOT maintained 74% of Georgia's Interstates in Fair or better condition. With the passage of the Transportation Funding Act of 2015 (TFA) by the State legislature, additional funds will be available for maintenance of roads and bridges, as well as for other needed improvements. In the coming years, GDOT will allocate a portion of its additional resources on routine maintenance and asset management efforts that previously could not be sufficiently addressed. GDOT is consistently exploring asset management principles and procedures that will help to cost effectively maintain its Interstate system.