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State Highway Infrastructure Report - Florida

The information below summarizes the TPM Highway Infrastructure performance measures, which include four pavement condition measures and two bridge condition measures. Per 23 CFR 490, State Departments of Transportation (DOTs) are required to establish 2- and 4-year targets for these measures. The targets should represent the anticipated condition/performance at the mid-point and end of the 4-year performance period. State DOTs establish targets at the beginning of each 4-year performance period, and report on progress every two years. When establishing targets, State DOTs have the flexibility to use the methodology they deem most appropriate. FHWA encourages States to review data sets and trends and consider factors that may affect targets. Performance targets should be data-driven, realistic, and attainable and should align with the performance management framework and legislative intent.

The targets and discussion of basis for targets, optional adjustment of targets, progress, and planned activities were provided by the State DOT in its most recent biennial performance report. FHWA has not edited this information. It is provided to help bring context to the State DOT’s performance targets and progress. The data in the tables and graphs is from the biennial performance report or HPMS data submittal as noted below each measure summary. Any questions about the information should be directed to the State DOT.

Data reported by State DOTs was collected in the previous year, representing the condition/performance at the time of collection. Thus, in the tables and graphs below, FHWA labels data with the year representing the condition/performance, rather than the year the data was reported. The same thing is done for the targets--the year represents when the corresponding actual condition/performance data will be collected, not reported. More Information.

Significant Progress Determination
FHWA determines significant progress for these measures after the mid-point and end of each performance period. A State has met or made significant progress toward target achievement if “actual” condition/performance is equal to or better than the established two-year target or “actual” condition/performance is better than baseline performance 23 CFR 490.109(e). As provided in 23 CFR 490.107(b)(2)(ii)(A), baseline condition/performance is derived from the latest data collected through the beginning date of the performance period. FHWA will classify the assessment of progress toward the achievement of an individual 2-year or 4-year target as “progress not determined” if a State provides the extenuating circumstance information required in 23 CFR 490.109(e)(5), and FHWA accepts the information.

Most recent Significant Progress Determination for the Infrastructure measures

Most Recent Significant Progress Determination for all applicable measures

 

  • Interstate Pavement in Good Condition

    • Trend through 2025

      Desired trend: ↑

      Florida % Interstate Lane Miles Good Condition


  • Interstate Pavement in Good Condition 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025
    Condition/Performance 70.5 -- -- -- --
    Target -- -- 60.0 -- 60.0

  • Interstate Pavement in Good Condition

    Department pavement condition performance measures including IRI, cracking, and rutting/faulting for the Interstate System were reviewed and analyzed over the last four years. The analysis found at least 65 percent of the Interstate System to be in good condition according to the FHWA criteria. New methodologies to measure rut depth and cracking were implemented to meet federal requirements. The new methodologies are a departure from the methods previously used by the Department where the crack rating was a combination of lengths and severities and was not comparable to the FHWA cracking percent. As required by statute (334.046(4), F. S.), the Department ensures at least 80 percent of the pavement on the State Highway System (SHS), which contains the majority of the NHS, meets the Department standard. In consideration of the unknowns and unfamiliarity associated with the new required processes, a conservative 4-year target of 60 percent was selected. Hence, the Department affirms the performance of pavement on the Interstate System is anticipated to be 60 percent in good condition. This performance target allows for expected variations due to material and resource shortages. It is the intent of the Department to continue meeting or exceeding the established target.
  • Data Sources:
    Florida 2022 Biennial Performance Report
    Florida 2022 HPMS Data Submittal

  • Interstate Pavement in Poor Condition

    • Trend through 2025

      Desired trend: ↓

      Florida % Interstate Lane Miles in Poor Condition


  • Interstate Pavement in Poor Condition 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025
    Condition/Performance 0.7 -- -- -- --
    Target -- -- 5.0 -- 5.0

  • Interstate Pavement in Poor Condition

    Department pavement condition performance measures including IRI, cracking, and rutting/faulting for the Interstate System were reviewed and analyzed over the last four years. The analysis found less than 1 percent of the Interstate System to be in poor condition according to the FHWA criteria. New methodologies to measure rut depth and cracking were implemented to meet federal requirements. The new methodologies are a departure from the methods previously used by the Department where the crack rating was a combination of lengths and severities and was not comparable to the FHWA cracking percent. As required by statute (334.046(4), F. S.), the Department ensures at least 80 percent of the pavement on the State Highway System (SHS), which contains the majority of the NHS, meets the Department standard. In consideration of the unknowns and unfamiliarity associated with the new required processes, a conservative 4-year target of 5 percent was selected. Hence, the Department affirms the performance of pavement on the Interstate system is anticipated to be no more than 5 percent in poor condition. This performance target allows for expected variations due to material and resource shortages. It is the intent of the Department to continue meeting or exceeding the established target.

  • Data Sources:
    Florida 2022 Biennial Performance Report
    Florida 2022 HPMS Data Submittal

  • Non-Interstate National Highway System (NHS) Pavement in Good Condition

    • Trend through 2025

      Desired trend: ↑

      Florida % Non-Interstate Lane Miles Good Condition


  • Non-Interstate National Highway System (NHS) Pavement in Good Condition 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025
    Condition/Performance 47.5 -- -- -- --
    Target -- -- 40.0 -- 40.0

  • Non-Interstate National Highway System (NHS) Pavement in Good Condition

    Department pavement condition performance measures including IRI, cracking, and rutting/faulting for the Non-Interstate System were reviewed and analyzed over the last four years. The analysis found at least 45 percent of the Non-Interstate system to be in good condition according to the FHWA criteria. New methodologies to measure rut depth and cracking were implemented to meet federal requirements. The new methodologies are a departure from the methods previously used by the Department where the crack rating was a combination of lengths and severities and was not comparable to the FHWA cracking percent. As required by statute (334.046(4), F. S.), the Department ensures at least 80 percent of the pavement on the State Highway System (SHS), which contains the majority of the NHS, meets the Department standard. In consideration of the unknowns and unfamiliarity associated with the new required processes, a conservative 4-year target of 40 percent was selected. Hence, the Department affirms the performance of pavement on the Non-Interstate system is anticipated to be 40 percent in good condition. This performance target allows for expected variations due to material and resource shortages. It is the intent of the Department to continue meeting or exceeding the established target.

  • Data Sources:
    Florida 2022 Biennial Performance Report
    Florida 2022 HPMS Data Submittal

  • Non-Interstate National Highway System (NHS) Pavement in Poor Condition

    • Trend through 2025

      Desired trend: ↓

      Florida % Non-Interstate Lane Miles Poor Condition


  • Non-Interstate National Highway System (NHS) Pavement in Poor Condition 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025
    Condition/Performance 1.1 -- -- -- --
    Target -- -- 5.0 -- 5.0

  • Non-Interstate National Highway System (NHS) Pavement in Poor Condition

    Department pavement condition performance measures including IRI, cracking, and rutting/faulting for the Non-Interstate System were reviewed and analyzed over the last four years. The analysis found less than 2 percent of the Non-Interstate system to be in poor condition according to the FHWA criteria. New methodologies to measure rut depth and cracking were implemented to meet federal requirements. The new methodologies are a departure from the methods previously used by the Department where the crack rating was a combination of lengths and severities and was not comparable to the FHWA cracking percent. As required by statute (334.046(4), F. S.), the Department ensures at least 80 percent of the pavement on the State Highway System (SHS), which contains the majority of the NHS, meets the Department standard. In consideration of the unknowns and unfamiliarity associated with the new required processes, a conservative 4-year target of 5 percent was selected. Hence, the Department affirms the performance of pavement on the Non-Interstate system is anticipated to be no more than 5 percent in poor condition. This performance target allows for expected variations due to material and resource shortages. It is the intent of the Department to continue meeting or exceeding the established target.

  • Data Sources:
    Florida 2022 Biennial Performance Report
    Florida 2022 HPMS Data Submittal

  • National Highway System (NHS) Bridges in Good Condition

    • Trend through 2025

      Desired trend: ↑

      Florida % Non-Interstate Lane Miles Good Condition


  • National Highway System (NHS) Bridges in Good Condition 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025
    Condition/Performance 61.3 -- -- -- --
    Target -- -- 50.0 -- 50.0

  • National Highway System (NHS) Bridges in Good Condition

    The targets for the FHWA NHS bridge condition performance measures were established after review and analysis of the Department’s bridge data collected through the annual bridge inventory process.

    In the analysis of the bridge data, the federal regulation criteria considers bridge deck area to be in Good condition if the NBI rating is 7, 8, or 9 and condition to be Poor for anything rated 4 or less. In contrast, the Department’s assessment of bridge condition is based on the overall condition of the bridge; not just deck area. The Department considers a bridge to be in Excellent condition if the NBI ratings is 9 or 8; Good condition for NBI rating 6 or 7; and Poor condition for anything rated 4 or less. The Department does not program any significant bridge work for bridge’s in Good condition (NBI 7, 8 or 9, per FHWA definition) but does actively perform routine maintenance and repairs.

    An evaluation of historical bridge data over the last few years does show the condition of bridges on the NHS are slowly moving from Good condition to Fair condition (NBI 5 or 6, per FHWA definition) which is to be expected as the Department’s bridge inventory is slowly growing older. However, the Department does program bridges in its inventory for repair or replacement work to begin within 6 years of reaching deficient status (NBI 4) or becoming posted.

    Over the last 3.5 years, the Department has formed a Bridge Performance Group (consisting of FDOT Personnel and Industry) to consider how we can use data at the element level to track bridge condition and the effectiveness of element level repairs over time. The goal is to determine when repairs are needed and which repairs are the most effective to extend the bridge service life. This effort is going to take time to develop, monitor and to draw meaningful conclusions. It is anticipated that as data is collected, deterioration models can be refined which should lead to long term cost savings and longer lasting bridges over time.

    Therefore, in consideration of the differences in criteria used by the Department and those mandated by the rule, as well as how the Department programs bridges in its inventory for repair or replacement work, conservative 2 and 4-year targets for the NHS bridge deck area were established.

  • Data Sources:
    Florida 2022 Biennial Performance Report
    Florida 2022 NBI Data Submittal

  • National Highway System (NHS) Bridges in Poor Condition

    • Trend through 2025

      Desired trend: ↓

      Florida % Non-Interstate Lane Miles Poor Condition


  • National Highway System (NHS) Bridges in Poor Condition 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025
    Condition/Performance 0.5 -- -- -- --
    Target -- -- 10.0 -- 10.0

  • National Highway System (NHS) Bridges in Poor Condition

    The Department manages its NHS inventory per Florida Statute 334.046(4)(a)2, which requires that 90 percent of the Department’s bridges meet the Department standards. (Please note that Statute 334.046 addresses all bridges on the state network, not just bridges on the NHS). Through policy the Department established the standard as 90 percent of bridges in Excellent or Good condition. Excellent is defined as an NBI 8 or 9 and Good as an NBI 6 or 7 (see the Department’s TAMP Section 3.2 for further clarification). The Department programs bridges in its inventory for repair or replacement work to begin within 6 years of reaching deficient status (NBI 4) or becoming posted. In contrast, FHWA target performance is measured in deck area while the Department programs it’s bridge repair or replacement work on a bridge by bridge basis. Since Department policy requires that 90 percent of the bridges statewide are in Excellent or Good condition (which excludes bridges with an NBI of 5 or less), the Department will have no difficulty having less than 10 percent of its bridges in Poor condition (NBI of 4 or less per FHWA definition). However, the Department is reluctant to establish a target lower than 10 percent due to difference in how the Department programs bridge repairs and replacements and the way we are required to report this performance measure to FHWA. Therefore, initial 2 and 4-year targets of 10.0% was selected. This target was selected as a conservative value and because it Page 21 of 30 is the minimum condition set forth in the rule for bridges. Hence, the Department affirms the performance of bridges on the NHS is less than 10.0% in Poor condition. Again, since the entire policy as established by FDOT and the FHWA required TAMP has been previously made, and since the expectations regarding the 4 year target were as expected, no significant accomplishments are noteworthy as the established programs are working well.

  • Data Sources:
    Florida 2022 Biennial Performance Report
    Florida 2022 NBI Data Submittal


Significant Progress Determination

This table shows FHWA’s most recent determination for the Infrastructure performance measures.

PLEASE NOTE: Each State’s performance target assessment is based on its own State-specific target methodology and program philosophy. Therefore, conclusions should not be drawn based only on the information in the Significant Progress Determination Results table. FHWA understands that each State’s program is unique and therefore does not prescribe a methodology for States to set targets. States have the flexibility to use the methodology they deem most appropriate when setting their performance targets. 

Florida 2022 Full Performance Period Significant Progress Determination Results
Measure Area Measures Baseline Target Actual Better
than
Baseline?
Achieved Target? Made
Significant
Progress?
Consequences
[23 CFR 490.109(f)]
The condition of pavements on the Interstate System Percentage of pavements of the Interstate System in Good condition 68.01 60.0 70.5 Yes Yes Yes None
Percentage of pavements of the Interstate System in Poor condition 0.52 5.0 0.7 No Yes Yes
The condition of pavements on the National Highway System (NHS) (excluding the Interstate) Percentage of pavements of the non-Interstate NHS in Good condition Based only on IRI 76.4 --- 73.0 No --- Yes None
Based on Full Distress + IRI --- 40.0 47.5 --- Yes
Percentage of pavements of the non-Interstate NHS in Poor condition Based only on IRI 3.6 --- 4.6 No --- Yes
Based on Full Distress + IRI --- 5.0 1.1 --- Yes
The condition of bridges on the National Highway System Percentage of NHS bridges classified as in Good condition 67.7 50.0 61.3 No Yes Yes None
Percentage of NHS bridges classified as in Poor condition 1.2 10.0 0.5 Yes Yes Yes

1 The 2-year condition/performance, in 2020 Mid Performance Period Progress Report, as the baseline condition/performance, as required in 23 CFR 490.105(e)(7)(iii).
2 Ibid.

Updated: 12/06/2023
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