How does the City decide which streets to resurface each year?
The City of Hendersonville uses a Pavement Condition Survey (PCS) to determine the condition of our streets and to establish a prioritized repair program. We completed a comprehensive survey in spring of 2013 and have been using that survey as a basis for determining which streets will receive resurfacing this year. The survey provides a Pavement Condition Rating (PCR) for each street segment (intersection to intersection or intersection to dead end). The rating uses a 0 – 100 scale that is widely used by most municipalities in North Carolina. The PCR starts at 100 and is reduced based on the types of problems present on the road segment, and the severity of those problems. As the PCR continues to decline for each street or street segment, the street will move its way up the priority list until it is resurfaced. Other factors are weighed along with the bottom line score but the PCR is the critical starting point to this process.
Occasionally, other roads are resurfaced for reasons other than the condition of the asphalt. This could be due to utility work, streetscape enhancement projects, or funding considerations.