Georgia is noted for its top rated roadways. By maintaining non-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 non-Interstates. This is not a rating of ride quality or smoothness, but rather of how well the non-Interstate pavement structure is maintained.
Maintain Georgia’s Non-Interstate roads such that 90% or more are in Fair or better condition. ‘Fair’ condition for Non-Interstate roads is defined as an average COPACES (Computerized Pavement Condition Evaluation System) rating of 70 to 80. The COPACES rating evaluates rutting, cracks and other surface deficiencies on a scale of 1 to 100.
Road to Improvement
GDOT maintained its non-interstate pavements such that 73% were in Fair or better condition. In the coming years, GDOT will use a portion of its additional resources 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 non-Interstate system.