The Town of Fountain Hills recently kicked off a project to inventory the condition of all roads maintained by the Town. To accomplish this, the Town retained the services of Roadway Asset Services, LLC (RAS) based out of Austin, TX. RAS is a nationwide firm and provides professional asset management and mobile data collection services to local and state government agencies.
In order to collect all relevant data, the vehicles will be traveling all roads and alleys within Fountain Hills and in order to ensure the highest quality of data and imagery, the vehicles will only collect data during daylight hours. The trucks will be in town surveying roads beginning Nov. 3 and should be completed by Nov. 17.
RAS operates a fleet of sophisticated data collection vehicles equipped with an array of precision instrumentation and data collection equipment that helps state and local transportation agencies inventory and manage transportation infrastructure, facilities, and assets.
Specifically, the vans possess digital cameras that will collect imagery on all pavement and above ground, transportation-related assets located within the right-of-way. This imagery will be used to assess the pavement conditions and update the Town’s pavement management program.
If residents have any questions or need additional information regarding the vehicles, the project, or the process; they are encouraged to contact the Town of Fountain Hills at 480-816-5100.