Charleston County Public Works has contracted with ARRB Systems (ARRB) to perform a countywide pavement condition assessment and inspection project. Between now and February 2021, ARRB will use advanced pavement condition testing equipment to gather pavement condition data on all County, municipal and state secondary roadways.
ARRB will work with the County to analyze the data which will be used to identify streets most in need of repairs and develop a multi-year paving and preservation plan.
“Everyday traffic and weather have a significant impact on our roads; identifying and measuring pavement conditions now will help us avoid bigger issues on our roadway network down the line,” said Mackenzie Kelley, Pavement Manager with County. “This project with ARRB will help us make data-driven decisions when planning the County’s roadway maintenance.”
“Roadways and pavement are probably the most expensive and valuable assets a local government owns, and ARRB is proud to help Charleston County proactively protect it,” said Nathan Kebede, Chief Operating Officer of ARRB. “Our team has many years of local and global experience with hundreds of thousands of inspected miles under our belts. We look forward to using that expertise to help Charleston County collect accurate pavement condition data.”
Citizens can expect to see an ARRB van equipped with specialized technology that measures the roadway surface condition traveling throughout Charleston County. ARRB’s data collection van will follow all posted traffic signs and display a warning beacon.