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Infrastructure Condition

Overview

Infrastructure

Infrastructure Condition is a key component of the federal performance-based planning process. FHWA published the Pavement and Bridge Condition Performance Measures Final Rule on January 18, 2017 (effective date of February 17, 2017) to help monitor and manage pavement and bridge performance.

Performance Measures & Targets

The infrastructure condition performance measures in the table below were established as part of the Pavement and Bridge Condition Performance Measures Final Rule. All pavement and bridge condition performance measures require 2-year and 4-year targets, except interstate pavement condition measures which only require 4-year targets.

State DOTs were required to set initial infrastructure condition targets by May 20, 2018. MPOs had until October 2018 (180 days from the date the State DOT sets its targets) to either adopt the State DOT’s initial targets or develop its own quantifiable targets.

NCDOT adopted its initial (current) infrastructure condition targets in May 2018. CRTPO adopted the NCDOT targets in October 2018. Information about when the targets must be updated can be found in the Reporting section. NCDOT’s initial infrastructure condition targets are shown in the table below:

Performance MeasuresNCDOT Targets*NCDOT Adoption DateCRTPO Adoption Date
2-Year / 4-Year
Percentage of Pavements on the Interstate in good conditionN/A / 37.00%May 2018October 2018
Percentage of Pavements on the Interstate in poor conditionN/A / 2.20%May 2018October 2018
Percentage of Pavements on the non-Interstate in good condition27.00% / 21.00%May 2018October 2018
Percentage of Pavements on the non-Interstate in poor condition4.20% / 4.70%May 2018October 2018
Percentage of NHS bridges in good condition33.00% / 30.00%May 2018October 2018
Percentage of NHS bridges in poor condition8.00% / 9.00%May 2018October 2018

* Initial infrastructure condition targets are for the performance period of January 1, 2018 – December 31, 2021.
 

Plans

The Pavement and Bridge Condition Performance Measures Final Rule does not identify specific plans to be developed or updated by State DOTs or MPOs. 
 

Reporting

State DOTs were required to report initial infrastructure condition targets to FHWA by October 1, 2018 as a part of a baseline performance period report. Within two years, by October 1, 2020, State DOTs are required to submit a mid-performance period progress report. State DOTs may update four-year targets at this time. Within four years, by October 1, 2022, State DOTs are required to submit a full performance period report. The full performance period report will include progress toward achieving the initial targets and set two-year and four-year targets for the second performance period (January 1, 2022-December 31, 2025).

A new performance period begins once every four years, on the first day of the year.

NCDOT’s baseline performance period report can be found here. The CRTPO coordinates with NCDOT as these reports are developed and reports its infrastructure condition targets to NCDOT via resolution.
 

Accountability & Transparency

In progress

Additional Resources