Georgia is noted for its top rated roadways. By maintaining Interstates at a high level, more costly reconstruction can be avoided; extending the life of our pavements. 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.
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 75 to 80. The COPACES rating evaluates rutting, cracks and other surface deficiencies on a scale of 1 to 100.
Road to Improvement
GDOT maintained 80% of Georgia’s Interstates in Fair or better condition. In the coming years, GDOT will use a portion of its additional resource to focus on Routine Maintenance and Asset Management efforts that previously could not be addressed. 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, and other needed improvements. GDOT is consistently exploring asset management principles and procedures that will help to cost effectively maintain its Interstate system.