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City contractor surveys street conditions

Infrastructure Management Services of Tempe, Arizona, is conducting surveys of all city streets using sensing technology contained in a trailer that gathers data used to analyze pavement structure. (Submitted Photo)

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The first phase of a “street-condition survey” is underway as the city of Roswell gathers information about the condition of its streets so it can best set priorities for future road work.

A city news release indicates that six consultants had responded to the city’s request for proposals for the street-survey project, with the city selecting IMS (Infrastructure Management Services) from Tempe, Arizona.

The company’s employees will be making their way throughout Roswell to rate the condition of all city streets. They will do that by collecting street-condition information through the use of sensing technology contained in a trailer.

The “dynamic deflection testing and analysis” utilizes technology that has been used for 30 years. Multiple sensors are used in a nondestructive manner to gather data for pavement structure analysis, the city announcement indicated.

The testing being done by IMS should be completed by Christmas. The second phase of the survey, using a different type of road-testing equipment, is scheduled to begin in January.

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