Pavement Management

FortifSt95The Pavement Management System is an inventory of the principal arterial, minor arterial, and collector roadways in the Jackson Urbanized Area (JUA). This inventory is taken once each year on a three (3) year cyclical basis for Hinds, Madison, and Rankin Counties. Data is collected for the Pavement Management System by inventorying the roadways through the use of windshield surveys. Windshield surveys are taken by driving the entire length of the roadway and determining the level of surface degradation that has occurred. The person conducting the surveys identifies deficiencies in the roadway that can include patching, rutting, potholes cracking and poor storm water drainage. The collected data is entered into a pavement management software program that analyzes and ranks the roadways from worst to best dependent on the extent and severity of the roads surface conditions, roughness and drainage.  These rankings are developed to provide a prioritized listing of roadways in the JUA in the greatest need of surface repair or reconstruction. This information is used by the Intermodal Technical Committee and the Metropolitan Planning Policy Committee in the decision making process when selecting pavement management projects to receive Surface Transportation Block Grant (STBG) funds.

For more information about the Pavement Management System Program please contact Jackson MPO Staff, by email at or by phone at (601)-981-1511.

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