Roads are the great connectors within and between our communities. With much of the public relying on roadways for daily travel to work, school, and amenities, it is up to local and state governments to maintain their roadway networks for continued economic growth and mobility. However, street maintenance is an ongoing need, and limited budgets require public agencies to make difficult choices while selecting which roads receive treatment and when.
When it comes to road infrastructure, our team understands the importance of data-driven asset management. With Horrocks’ new pavement management system, municipalities can balance the long-term needs of pavement infrastructure in the most cost-effective manner through reliable data analysis and customized pavement management plans.
Informed Streets for Pavement Management
Horrocks’ new pavement management system, Informed Streets, takes the guesswork out of road maintenance schedules, allowing our clients to maximize their budgets by applying the right treatment to the right road at the right time. This system assesses existing pavement conditions and uses predictive models to develop unique, data-driven management plans that optimize costs and upkeep. These plans are created through the following four stages:
1. Initial Assessment and Survey
Horrocks’ mobile LiDAR unit during initial survey
In the initial phase of service, Horrocks’ in-house survey crews complete a thorough survey and pavement assessment of the roadways. This is done using a truck-mounted Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) unit to assess the pavement by collecting one million survey-grade points every second. Our experts then use this data to develop a baseline for a pavement management plan by providing one of two pavement ratings, depending on our client’s needs: the Pavement Surface Evaluation and Rating (PASER) or Pavement Condition Index (PCI).
2. Data Analysis and Planning
Pointcloud image for asset visualization
Once the pavement rating is complete, an online platform is set up for our client, which includes the Informed Streets3D Viewer. Horrocks’ Informed Streets 3D Viewer integrates GIS systems, LiDAR point clouds, and photography in one robust platform that allows for easy viewing and inventory of assets. This helps asset owners validate the spatial accuracy of their GIS data against a high-quality point cloud, and visualizes their 2D or 3D data in a photorealistic environment.
3. Project Visualization and Management
Example of Informed Streets project maps, charts, and models
The Informed Streets online platform also includes a fully customizable pavement management dashboard. This dashboard is supplemented by maps, charts, and models, and allows for easy navigation of project data to be shared with stakeholders, decision-makers, and field crews. Our platform’s predictive modeling technology allows agencies to compare their roadways’ lifespans meet funding constraints.
4. Support, Training, and Customization
The Horrocks team is continuously updated Informed Streets to improve the pavement management process. In addition to customizing the Informed Streets dashboard for client-specific requests, our experts continue to develop tools and features to streamline projects, improve communication, and enhance platform navigation. Horrocks provides software training for our clients’ staff and supplies information and support for new features to help users access the full functionality of their pavement management data.
Informed Streets™ at Horrocks Engineers
Maintaining road infrastructure is vital to our modern way of life. Horrocks’ Informed Streets pavement management system aids municipalities by analyzing treatment options and costs to develop customized treatment schedules for every street. Our pavement management experts understand that public budgets are limited and are dedicated to helping keep lifecycle costs low to meet our clients’ needs. Let us help you create a living, data-driven, and cost-effective pavement management strategy today by visiting the Informed Streets website or by emailing email@example.com.