Pavement survey crews hit Moline streets

Moline drivers might see strange-looking vans slowly driving through the city over the next few weeks to help leaders prioritize infrastructure projects.

The vans are from Infrastructure Management Services (IMS) and they will be collecting data on all 304 miles of roads and alleys in Moline to help drive future infrastructure spending decisions, according to the City of Moline new release. 

A van demonstration is slated for 8 a.m. Tuesday, May 17, in the Public Works Building garage, 3635 4th Ave. The event is open to the public. 

The survey crew began work Sunday, May 15, and is expected to spend 10 to 12 days working throughout the city to capture this data.

Each street and alley will be mapped using cameras, lasers, and other high tech equipment.  The data that’s collected will be used to create a five-year construction plan that’s optimized to best meet the needs of Moline’s streets.

This is the first time Moline has used a measure like this to survey its street conditions. It  will look at the best long-term plans for pavement maintenance in the city, which will help stretch the budget allowing more work to get done each year, the news release said.

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