preservation

Maintaining and preserving our existing transportation assets is important for providing a safe and efficient system. Overall, our transportation assets are in good condition; however, our infrastructure will require more funding for maintenance and preservation than what is currently being invested. Routine maintenance and preservation extends the life of our transportation infrastructure and better utilizes our financial resources over the long-term.

regional bridge connections

2019 Data

2015-2019 KDOT Data

preservation performance measures

PM 1: % of Interstate Pavement in

Good Condition

I-70 is the only segment of interstate in the MPO region. There are 16 centerline miles within the MPO boundary.  

PM 3: % of Non-Interstate Pavement in Good Condition

PM 5: % of NHS Bridges in Good Condition

PM 7: % of Non-NHS Bridges in Good Condition

Non-NHS bridges are those on the local roadway system. Of the 71 bridges on the local system, 86.4% are in good condition.

PM 2: % of Interstate Pavement in

Poor Condition

PM 4: % of Non-Interstate Pavement in Poor Condition

PM 6: % of NHS Bridges in Poor Condition

PM 8: % of Non-NHS Bridges in Poor Condition

PM 9: % Revenue Vehicles Exceeding their Useful Life Benchmark 

PM 10: % of Transit Fleet with More than 200,000 Odometer Miles

Bridge condition is measured by the deck area classified in good, fair, or poor condition. Of the bridges on the National Highway System (NHS), 77.6% are in good condition.  

The non-interstate pavement includes all roadways on the National Highway System (NHS), such as state highways. There are 60 centerline miles of non-Interstate NHS roads in our region.

Useful life benchmark is the expected life cycle of a transit asset. Our region has several smaller transit providers that provide transportation services to their clients, while the ATA Bus provides the general public with transit services. Our goal is to have less than 25% of all of our transit vehicles meeting or exceeding their useful life. A majority of the vehicles exceeding their ULB are vehicles owned by smaller transit providers. 

Since 2017, 2% more pavement on non-interstate NHS roadways changed to poor condition. 

There are no bridges by deck area classified as in poor condition on the NHS system. 

While most of our non-NHS bridges are in good condition, 2.4% (two bridges) are in poor condition.

In total, our region has 62 transit vehicles in service by the smaller transit providers and ATA Bus. Of these, six (6) exceed more than 200,000 odometer miles. The goal is to have less than 10% of the fleet below this threshold as maintenance on high-mileage vehicles is substantially more frequent and expensive. 

The pavement condition on I-70 continues to deteriorate. The longer preservation and maintenance needs are prolonged, the more expensive repairs become.

understanding metrics & Guages

Federally Required Metric

MPOs are federally required to use a performance-based approach for guiding transportation investment and policy decisions. Transportation legislation identifies several performance metrics MPOs must monitor, establish targets for, and report on.

Flint Hills MPO Metric

MPOs can choose to establish additional goals and targets specific to their region.

See our full document of Connect 2040 Goals and their Metrics for Progress:

Flint Hills

Metropolitan Planning Organization

The Flint Hills MPO provides a regional forum to coordinate, encourage, and promote a safe, efficient, affordable, and integrated transportation system for all users; in support of livable communities and economic competitiveness.

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