Increase Road Ratings with a Pavement Management Program
What was Randall’s issue or challenge?
It was a rocky road for both Community staff and residents. Driving through the 28 miles stretch of road in the Town of Randall didn’t just require navigation through large cracks and potholes, but also an evasion of standing water—this was due to poor drainage. The Town had no annual road maintenance or reconstruction program to follow. In short, they were up a creek with no paddle.
How did R/M assist Randall in solving the problem?
Overwhelmed, the Town of Randall contacted Ruekert/Mielke for help in performing a detailed analysis of all existing roadways and drainage systems. The analysis evaluated the need for reconstruction, pulverize and overlays, base repairs and storm water management.
Some of the services we provided were:
• Rural and urban transportation facilities
• Sustainable engineering
• Storm water management
• Floodplain modeling
• DNR storm water permit application
How has Randall benefited from a Pavement Management Program?
In just two years, a Pavement Management Program
helped the Town of Randall see an increase in nearly 32% of roads that rate 9 or 10. Through sustainable engineering, the road reconstruction used extensive asphalt recycling. Since most of the damaged roadways were the result of poor drainage, more than 80 filter fabric wrapped dry wells were installed—this will help accept rainwater for up to a 25-year storm, improving water quantity and quality issues.