Pavement Assessment & Maintenance Program

Recently the City of Sebastian enlisted the professional engineering consulting team from Pavement Management Group (PMG) to conduct a city wide pavement assessment and prepare a 6-year Pavement Management maintenance program, assuming an average maintenance budget of $500,000 per year.

Pavement Condition Report

Sebastian’s Pavement Condition Report was developed using industry standard inspection practices and was done so in a wholly objective fashion. PMG is an engineering firm specializing only in roadway pavement inspection/evaluation and maintenance procedures. They do not provide pavement preservation, maintenance or repair services - which helps ensure their report is non-biased.

Asphalt roadways begin to deteriorate the day after it was paved. Weather and traffic affect the wear and tear on roadway surfaces. Freshly paved roadways are expected to last 15 to 20 years before needing major repair or replacement. Best management practices tell us that if roads receive preventative maintenance, they will last longer without the need for more expensive repairs.

Pavement Management Final Project Report

Please read the Pavement Management Final Project Report as it explains how our roadway pavement was graded using a Pavement Condition Index (PCI). The PCI is an all-important score that indicates the pavement’s condition, which in turn gives guidance as to how needy a roadway is to receive preservation or repairs. The City’s goal is to maintain all roads to a PCI score higher than 50.

2018 Inventory & Condition

The 2018 Inventory and Condition file lists every street in the City. Column "A" lists the street name. Columns "C" and "D" describes the section of the street being evaluated. 

Example: Line 16 speaks to Adams Street between Barber and Acorn. Column "L" tells us this section has a PCI score of 75 = "Good," which means it is not in need of immediate maintenance.

Helpful Guide to Reading Plans

  • The 6-Year Project Plan "All Years - compressed" image file shows the locations of streets for recommended maintenance by year.
  • The 6-Year Project Plan "All maintenance types" image file shows the type of maintenance that is recommended.
  • Red = Mill and Pave
  • Green = Cape Seal
  • Navy Blue = Double Micro surfacing
  • Black = Full Depth Reconstruction
  • The City’s Pavement Maintenance Program work schedule is correlated with the annual budget for road maintenance as approved by City Council.