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.