Infrastructure Condition

The National Highway Performance Program provides support for the condition and performance of the National Highway System, for the construction of new facilities, and to ensure that investments of Federal-aid funds in highway construction are directed to support progress toward the achievement of performance targets established in a state's asset management plan for the National Highway System.

The Pavement and Bridge Condition Performance Measures Final Rule was published on January 18th, 2017 with a rule effective date of May 20th, 2017. The Colorado Department of Transportation was required to set first round targets by May 20, 2018, and DRCOG had until November 16, 2018 to report its targets to CDOT.

CDOT is required to set two-year and four-year targets; however, DRCOG is only required to set four-year targets. DRCOG can agree to support CDOT's targets or establish its own specific to the region.

At the mid-performance period, CDOT had the option to revise its four-year targets, which they elected to do. The Transportation Committee adopted revised pavement condition targets in Sept. 2020.

The DRCOG Board elected to continue to support CDOT’s pavement and bridge condition targets.

Pavement Condition Performance Measures

Baseline Four-Year Targets
Percent of Pavement in Good Condition (Interstate) 44.88% 40%
Percent of Pavement in Poor Condition (Interstate) 0.25% 5%
Percent of Pavement in Good Condition (Non-Interstate NHS) 49.34% 40%
Percent of Pavement in Poor Condition (Non-Interstate NHS) 0.96% 5%

 

Bridge Condition Performance Measures

Baseline Four-Year Targets
Percent of Bridges in Good Condition 48.8% 44%
Percent of Bridges in Poor Condition 4.19% 4%