In 2016, the Virginia Department of Transportation and Fugro-Roadware, Inc. determined that about 64% of major roadways in the City of Manassas were deficient and in need of safety and structural repairs.
This winter, the city, VDOT, and Fugro-Roadware conducted a second study and found only 15% of major roads were in need of repairs. That’s thanks to the city’s 2017 Pavement Management Program, the first of its kind in the city.
“Before, it was what we call ‘windshield service,'” said Deputy City Manager Bryan Foster. “We had staff that go around and physically look at it but it’s up to interpretation. This way is much more objective. We’re reevaluating every three years to see the improvement that we’ve made just to be sure that we’re making progress or it’ll tell us if we’re not making enough progress.”
Approximately $678,000 were allocated to roadway repairs.