Kansas roads exceeded performance targets for both interstate and non-interstate miles in fiscal year 2016, according to Richard Carlson, interim director of the Kansas Department of Transportation
Interstate miles earning the rank of “good” hit 96.7 percent, far exceeding the 85 percent performance target; non-interstate miles hit 91.7 percent, also passing the category target of 80 percent.
“Over the years, Kansans have come to expect a great highway system and I’m proud the numbers show that’s what we’ve continued to deliver,” Carlson said.
“The performance scores are well above the targets for both interstate and non-interstate roads, and we intend to continue to provide a system that protects the health and economic well-being of Kansans.”
This marks the fifth consecutive fiscal year Kansas roads have exceeded performance targets.
“These high-performing roads are made possible by dedicated KDOT employees, and I thank them for contributing to the success of Kansas roads,” said Gov. Sam Brownback.
The pavement condition rating is based on a combined score of surface roughness and surface distress, such as cracking or rutting. Every single mile of the state’s 10,000-mile system is evaluated annually.