Residents may see a vehicle like the one pictured traveling on roadways between April 15, 2021 and May 7, 2021. The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) has contracted with Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA) for the road assessment and pavement management implementation for the Village of Sugar Grove. AECOM is overseeing efforts of the project. Weather permitting, data collection will be complete by May 7, 2021.
Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA) will conduct an evaluation using one of their high-tech Multi-Function Vehicles (MFV) for pavement evaluation. Navigating its way at posted speeds through the streets of each town, ARA will capture high quality digital images and laser data of pavement surfaces. The data will be used to perform a comprehensive analysis of the condition of Agency maintained roadways.
Lasers on the MFV can measure the change in road surface within two-thousandth of an inch, or roughly 1/2 the thickness of a piece of paper in a single pass to identify cracking, rutting, texture, potholes, raveling and roughness. The MFV will also collect digital images every 20 feet with high definition cameras (forward, left, right and rear). Engineering staff at each agency will be able to use their collected data to manage street maintenance in the most cost effective and efficient manner for their short and long term roadway maintenance program. A combination of preventative maintenance techniques from crack sealing and patching, to asphalt resurfacing when a road surface has reached the end of its service life, can be used to ensure smooth, safe and economical pavements across a roadway network.
For information regarding data collection and pavement management plan, please contact ARA’s Joe Stefanski at 217-356-4500. For general information on CMAP’s Winter 2020 Pavement Management Program, contact Jose Rodriguez at 312-386-8806.
You may also contact the Village with questions at 630-391-7230.