The FHWA published in the Federal Register (82 FR5886) a final rule establishing performance measures for State Departments of Transportation (DOTs) to use in managing pavement and bridge performance on the National Highway System (NHS). The National Performance Management Measures; Assessing Pavement Condition for the National Highway Performance Program and Bridge Condition for the National Highway Performance Program Final Rule addresses requirements established by the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) and reflects passage of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act. The rule is effective May 20, 2017. The four performance measures for pavement condition are as follows:
- % of Interstate pavements in Good condition
- % of Interstate pavements in Poor condition
- % of non-Interstate NHS pavements in Good condition
- % of non-Interstate NHS pavements in Poor condition
The two performance measures for bridge condition are as follows:
- % of NHS bridges by deck area classified as in Good condition
- % of NHS bridges by deck area classified as in Poor condition
Bridges and pavements are graded on the quality of substructures, superstructures, deck surfaces, as well as the size, length, depth, and number of cracks, pot holes, and fissures. Good condition suggests that no major investment is needed, and poor condition suggests major investment is needed.
On September 24, 2018, the Sarasota/Manatee MPO agreed to support FDOT's statewide pavement and bridge performance targets, thus agreeing to plan and program projects in the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) that will, once implemented, make progress toward achieving the statewide targets.