The Public Works Operations and Maintenance Performance Standards is a structured system to set attainable goals for inspecting and maintaining all public works infrastructure. Asset defects, for example, potholes, are noted and prioritized for repair based on risk and severity and scheduled for completion per stated repair time frames in the performance standards. In addition to the internal inspection and reporting system, the program will continue to be supplemented by customer service requests (CSR’s). CSR’s are an important part of the reporting system and all CSR’s will receive an immediate notification response and an estimated repair timeline response within 3 days.
Although Public Works staff shall make every effort to meet the Operations and Maintenance Performance Standards goals, there will be times when seasonal conditions, unsuitable weather, or other factors limit the ability to meet the desired repair timelines.
Public Works Pavement Management System
The Public Works Pavement Management System ( pdf Pavement Management System (488 KB) ) is a hybrid system of traditional Pavement Condition Index (PCI) evaluations and leading-edge data collection and calculation software known as Total Pave. Total Pave was developed by University of New Brunswick Engineering Grad Students to analyze PCI data on a street-by-street basis to create a robust rating system of municipal streets.
The Pavement Management System then weights the Total Pave Results with the traffic volumes on Truro streets based on the pdf Transportation Street Classification hierarchy (1.13 MB) , resulting in weighted PCI’s. This often results in streets with higher traffic volumes having a higher priority than low volumes streets with worse conditions, as the higher volume streets condition will degrade much faster.
Town of Truro Street Ratings and Capital Budget
The pdf Town of Truro Street Ratings (57 KB) is a compilation of the Weighted PCI’s sorted from lowest PCI (worst condition) to highest PCI (best condition). Each year the PCI’s are updated in the Total Pave software and new ratings are created, which are then used to assist with the street capital budget process.
The Street Ratings guide in the capital budget process, along with other factors that need to be considered. Other factors include the type of asphalt defect requiring repair, the sub-base condition of each street, the condition of other infrastructure (sewer, water, storm drainage) on each street, annual degradation of PCI, and budget availability to determine annual budget priority and rehabilitation options for each street.
Each year, the Town makes a significant investment in capital replacements of our public works infrastructure (streets, curbs, sidewalks, and sewer systems).
Below is the link to the Capital Works Project Schedule for 2023-24.