Three-Quarters of District Roads Are in Fair to Excellent Condition

DDOT crews smooth freshly-laid asphalt on 16th Street NW.

DDOT crews smooth freshly-laid asphalt on 16th Street NW.

According to District Department of Transportation (DDOT) Chief Engineer Muhammed Khalid, the roadways within the District that DDOT maintains are in a much better state than reported. Three-quarters (75 percent) of the District’s roads are rated in fair to excellent condition, which is contrary to a report that categorizes 95 percent of the city’s streets as being in poor condition.

DDOT uses Pavement Condition Index (PCI) to rate the condition of its roadways. The Pavement Condition Index is a standard method based on a 100-point scale (100 being the best). This index is a nationally-recognized method of rating streets and is more suited to measuring the condition of District roads.

For a full list of the roads that DDOT plans to pave—and has paved—in FY 2014, please visit our website.

 

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The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) develops and maintains for the District of Columbia a cohesive sustainable transportation system that delivers safe, affordable, and convenient ways to move people and goods - while protecting and enhancing the natural, environmental and cultural resources of the District.
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