Entries by Adrienne Batara

What is the Pavement Condition Index (PCI)?

Using ground-penetrating radar, every street in Kingsport was driven and given an industry standard PCI rating. A low PCI rating (less than 50) indicates the worse condition and a high rating (more than 51) represents the best condition. Factors considered in determining the PCI rating of a street segment include, but are not limited to […]

When will my road be paved?

The sustainable paving plan for Kingsport is driven by data. The data comes from a pavement condition survey and PCI value that are the basis for management, maintenance, project and budget decisions for the city. Utilizing the PCI value as the basis for pavement-related decisions will allow the city to build a plan for developing […]