The City of Palm Springs uses a Pavement Management Program (PMP) to help determine which street sections will be included in the Annual Slurry Seal Project or the Annual Pavement Rehabilitation Project. 

The City has been using Pavement Management Program software since the early 1990’s. The City has conducted updates in 2001 and 2008, visually inspecting all 245+ miles of paved streets within Palm Springs City Limits. This includes areas north of I-10, west to the SR 111 and I-10 connection, east to Cathedral City, and south to bordering Riverside County property. 

In 2015, the City commissioned a report evaluating every paved street. The City hired an outside consulting firm to collect the data in the field, and then the PMP takes the data to calculate the Pavement Condition Index (PCI) value for each street. The PCI is rated from 100 (perfect condition/new) to 0 (worst condition).  Streets are graded good (86-100), satisfactory (71-85), fair (56-70), poor (41-55) or very poor (0-40). These values were used as guide for slurry seal and street repairs projects. 

What My PCI Means

In 2018, the City commissioned an update of the 2015 Report to re-evaluate all City streets.  It was prepared by the same consulting firm that produced the 2015 Report, Harris & Associates. This report was presented to the City Council on January 23, 2019. 

A copy of the report can be found here: 

2018-2019 Pavement Management System Report - (Updated 01/23/2019)

 

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