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State Highway Infrastructure Report - Florida

In the line graphs below, FHWA has shifted the "Year" label in the x-axis back by one year, from Data Reporting Year to Data Collection Year. More information

The information displayed is provided by the State Department of Transportation (DOT) in their 2018 Baseline Performance Report, 2019 Highway Performance Monitoring System (HPMS) data submittal, and 2020 Mid Performance Period (MPP) Progress Report and has not been edited by FHWA. Any questions about individual State reports should be directed to the respective State DOT.

Please note: FHWA has posted data from State DOT reports to help bring context to their performance targets. This data may result in some discrepancies among published State DOT performance data due to data sources and reporting years used when establishing the performance targets.

Significant Progress Determination

Using data from the 2020 MPP Progress Report, FHWA has determined whether a State DOT has made significant progress toward achieving its individual targets for five National Highway Performance Program (NHPP) measures and one National Highway Freight Program (NHFP) measure, as described in 23 CFR 490.109.

Full Significant Progress Determination Table

  • Interstate Pavement in Good Condition

    • Trend through 2021

      Desired trend: ↑

      Florida % Interstate Lane Miles Good Condition


  • Interstate Pavement in Good Condition 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
    Condition/Performance -- 54.2 68.0 -- --
    Target -- -- -- -- 60.0

    Behind the data: For the first performance period only, baseline condition and 2-year targets are not required for the Pavements on the Interstate System measures.


  • 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 three years. The analysis found at least 63.0 percent of the Interstate System was in Good condition according to the FHWA criteria. The federal rule requires a new methodology to measure rut depth and cracking. That methodology is a departure from the methods currently used by the Department where the crack rating is a combination of lengths and severities and is 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, meet the Department standard. Pavement meeting Department standards is defined as pavement for which each of the three rating factors (ride quality, crack severity and rutting) are scored 6.5 or above on a ten-point scale. Pavement ratings are averaged along the entire segment which varies in length. The segment is considered Deficient if any one of the three ratings are deficient. In contrast, the FHWA criteria pavement metrics are measured in 0.1-mile intervals. All three metrics (IRI, cracking percent and rutting) must be rated Good for the 0.1-mile segment to be considered good. In consideration of the differences in data collection requirements used by the Department and those mandated by the rule, as well as other unknowns and unfamiliarity associated with the new required processes, a conservative initial 4-year target was selected. Hence, the Department affirms the performance of pavement on the Interstate system is anticipated to be 60.0% in Good condition. It is the intent of the Department to meet or exceed the established target.

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  • Data Sources:
    Florida 2018, 2020 Biennial Performance Report
    Florida 2019, 2020 HPMS Data Submittal

  • Interstate Pavement in Poor Condition

    • Trend through 2021

      Desired trend: ↓

      Florida % Interstate Lane Miles in Poor Condition


  • Interstate Pavement in Poor Condition 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
    Condition/Performance -- 0.6 0.5 -- --
    Target -- -- -- -- 5.0
  • Behind the data: For the first performance period only, baseline condition and 2-year targets are not required for the Pavements on the Interstate System measures.


  • 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 three years. The analysis found less than 1.0 percent of the Interstate System was in Poor condition according to the FHWA criteria. The federal rule requires a new methodology to measure rut depth and cracking. That methodology is a departure from the methods currently used by the Department where the crack rating is a combination of lengths and severities and is 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, meet the Department standard. Pavement meeting Department standards is defined as pavement for which each of the three rating factors (ride quality, crack severity and rutting) are scored 6.5 or above on a ten-point scale. Pavement ratings are averaged along the entire segment which varies in length. The segment is considered Deficient if any one of the three ratings are deficient. In contrast, the FHWA criteria pavement metrics are measured in 0.1-mile intervals. Two metrics must be rated as Poor for the interval to be considered Poor. Also, the Department has not collected pavement condition data using these new methodologies, but it is anticipated that these new methods will result in a higher percentage of pavements in Poor Condition. In consideration of the differences in data collection requirements used by the Department and those mandated by the rule, as well as other unknowns and unfamiliarity associated with the new required processes, an initial 4-year target of 5.0% was selected. This target was selected as a conservative value and because it is the minimum condition set forth in the rule for Interstate pavements. Hence, the Department affirms the performance of pavement on the Interstate system is anticipated to be 5.0% in Poor condition. It is the intent of the Department to meet or come in below the established target.

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  • Data Sources:
    Florida 2018, 2020 Biennial Performance Report
    Florida 2019, 2020 HPMS Data Submittal

  • Non-Interstate National Highway System (NHS) Pavement in Good Condition (Full-distress + IRI)

    • Trend through 2021

      Desired trend: ↑

      Florida % Non-Interstate NHS Lane Miles In Good Condition


  • Non-Interstate National Highway System (NHS) Pavement in Good Condition (Full-distress + IRI) 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
    Condition/Performance -- -- 41.0 -- --
    Target -- -- 40.0 -- 40.0
  • Behind the data: Because Florida State DOT has established targets based on full-distress plus IRI data, FHWA has calculated the value for Actual using full-distress plus IRI data for assessing target achievement.


  • Non-Interstate National Highway System (NHS) Pavement in Good Condition (Full-distress + IRI)

    Department pavement condition performance measures including IRI, cracking, and rutting/faulting for the non-Interstate System were reviewed and analyzed over the last three years. The analysis found at least 45.0 percent of the non-Interstate System was in Good condition according to the FHWA criteria. The federal rule requires a new methodology to measure rut depth and cracking. That methodology is a departure from the methods currently used by the Department where the crack rating is a combination of lengths and severities and is 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, meet the Department standard. Pavement meeting Department standards is defined as pavement for which each of the three rating factors (ride quality, crack severity and rutting) are scored 6.5 or above on a ten-point scale. Pavement ratings are averaged along the entire segment which varies in length. The segment is considered Deficient if any one of the three ratings are deficient. In contrast, the FHWA criteria pavement metrics are measured in 0.1-mile intervals. All three metrics (IRI, cracking percent and rutting) must be rated Good for the 0.1-mile segment to be considered good. In consideration of the differences in data collection requirements used by the Department and those mandated by the rule, as well as other unknowns and unfamiliarity associated with the new required processes, conservative initial 2 and 4-year targets were selected. Hence, the Department affirms the performance of pavement on the Non-Interstate NHS is anticipated to be 40.0% in Good condition. It is the intent of the Department to meet or exceed the established targets.

    The Department’s 2-year target for the statewide percentage of pavements on the Non-Interstate NHS in Good condition is 40.0 percent. This target was established using “Full Distress + IRI”. The actual percentage based on “Full Distress + IRI” at the midpoint of the performance period is 41.0 percent which meets the established goal of 40.0 percent. The percentage of good pavement on the Non-Interstate did rise slightly from the previous year. The data collected during the previous two years was performed using traditional rutting and cracking methodologies. The data for the 2020 and 2021 periods will be collected using the technology and methodologies in the Federal regulations. As for the target, the goal of 40 percent is reasonable and should not be adjusted at this time.

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    The Department’s 4-year target for the statewide percentage of pavements on the Non-Interstate NHS in Good condition is 40.0 percent. At the mid-point of the performance period the Department has met its goal. For 2020 and 2021 the Department is using a consultant to collect the Non-Interstate pavement data using the technology and methodologies required in the Federal regulations. The Department is also reviewing and assessing its methodology to forecast pavement performance for improved and more timely selection of rehabilitation projects.

  • Data Sources:
    Florida 2018, 2020 Biennial Performance Report
    Florida 2020 HPMS Data Submittal

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

    • Trend through 2021

      Desired trend: ↑

      Florida % Non-Interstate NHS Lane Miles In Good Condition


  • Non-Interstate National Highway System (NHS) Pavement in Good Condition (IRI Only) 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
    Condition/Performance 76.4 74.3 75.4 -- --
  • Behind the data: For the first performance period, FHWA has calculated the values for Baseline and Actual using International Roughness Index (IRI) only (or Present Serviceability Rating (PSR) values for road sections where speed is less than 40 mph) for assessing condition change from the baseline.


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

    See Full-distress + IRI above.
    See Full-distress + IRI above.
    See Full-distress + IRI above.
    See Full-distress + IRI above.
  • Data Sources:
    Florida 2018, 2020 Biennial Performance Report
    Florida 2018, 2019, 2020 HPMS Data Submittal

  • Non-Interstate National Highway System (NHS) Pavement in Poor Condition (Full-distress + IRI)

    • Trend through 2021

      Desired trend: ↓

      Florida % Non-Interstate NHS Lane Miles In Poor Condition


  • Non-Interstate National Highway System (NHS) Pavement in Poor Condition (Full-distress + IRI) 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
    Condition/Performance -- -- 0.3 -- --
    Target -- -- 5.0 -- 5.0
  • Behind the data: Because Florida State DOT has established targets based on full-distress plus IRI data, FHWA has calculated the value for Actual using full-distress plus IRI data for assessing target achievement.


  • Non-Interstate National Highway System (NHS) Pavement in Poor Condition (Full-distress + IRI)

    Department pavement condition performance measures including IRI, cracking, and rutting/faulting for the non-Interstate System were reviewed and analyzed over the last three years. The analysis found less than 1.0 percent of the non-Interstate System was in Poor condition according to the FHWA criteria. The federal rule requires a new methodology to measure rut depth and cracking. That methodology is a departure from the methods currently used by the Department where the crack rating is a combination of lengths and severities and is 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, meet the Department standard. Pavement meeting Department standards is defined as pavement for which each of the three rating factors (ride quality, crack severity and rutting) are scored 6.5 or above on a ten-point scale. Pavement ratings are averaged along the entire segment which varies in length. The segment is considered Deficient if any one of the three ratings are deficient. In contrast, the FHWA criteria pavement metrics are measured in 0.1-mile intervals. Two metrics must be rated as Poor for the interval to be considered Poor. Also, the Department has not collected pavement condition data using these new methodologies, but it is anticipated that these new methods will result in a higher percentage of pavements in Poor Condition. In consideration of the differences in data collection requirements used by the Department and those mandated by the rule, as well as other unknowns and unfamiliarity associated with the new required processes, an initial target of 5.0% was selected. This target was selected as a conservative value and because it is the minimum condition set forth in the rule for non-Interstate pavements. Hence, the Department affirms the performance of pavement on the Non-Interstate NHS is anticipated to be 5.0% in Poor condition. It is the intent of the Department to meet or come in below the established targets.

    The Department’s 2-year target for the statewide percentage of pavements on the Non-Interstate NHS in Poor condition is 5.0 percent. This target was established using “Full Distress + IRI”. The actual percentage based on “Full Distress + IRI” at the midpoint of the performance period is 0.3 percent which matches the baseline and meets the established goal of 5.0 percent. Because the Department has a very proactive pavement management and rehabilitation program, there are very few pavements in Poor condition. The data collected during the previous two years was performed using traditional rutting and cracking methodologies. For 2020 and 2021 the Department is using a consultant to collect the Non-Interstate pavement data using the technology and methodologies required in the Federal regulations. The Department is also reviewing and assessing its methodology to forecast pavement performance for improved and more timely selection of rehabilitation projects. As for the target, the goal of 5.0 percent is reasonable and should not be adjusted at this time due to the unknowns of how the new methodologies will affect the calculations.

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    The Department’s 4-year target for the statewide percentage of pavements on the Non-Interstate NHS in Poor condition is 5.0 percent. Because the Department has a very proactive pavement management and rehabilitation program, the actual percentage based on “Full Distress + IRI” at the midpoint of the performance period is 0.3 percent. For 2020 and 2021 the Department is using a consultant to collect the Non-Interstate pavement data using the technology and methodologies required in the Federal regulations. The Department is also reviewing and developing new deterioration curves to help forecast pavement performance for improved and more timely selection of rehabilitation projects.

  • Data Sources:
    Florida 2018, 2020 Biennial Performance Report
    Florida 2017, 2018, 2019 HPMS Data Submittal

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

    • Trend through 2021

      Desired trend: ↓

      Florida % Non-Interstate NHS Lane Miles In Poor Condition


  • Non-Interstate National Highway System (NHS) Pavement in Poor Condition (IRI Only) 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
    Condition/Performance 3.6 3.9 3.6 -- --
  • Behind the data: For the first performance period, FHWA has calculated the values for Baseline and Actual using International Roughness Index (IRI) only (or Present Serviceability Rating (PSR) values for road sections where speed is less than 40 mph) for assessing condition change from the baseline.


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

    See Full-distress + IRI above.
    See Full-distress + IRI above.
    See Full-distress + IRI above.
    See Full-distress + IRI above.
  • Data Sources:
    Florida 2018, 2020 Biennial Performance Report
    Florida 2018, 2019, 2020 HPMS Data Submittal

  • National Highway System (NHS) Bridges in Good Condition

    • Trend through 2021

      Desired trend: ↑

      Florida % Deck Area in Good Condition on NHS Bridges


  • National Highway System (NHS) Bridges in Good Condition 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
    Condition/Performance 67.7 66.6 65.6 -- --
    Target -- -- 50.0 -- 50.0

  • National Highway System (NHS) Bridges in Good Condition

    The Department's deck area of bridges condition performance measure is based on data collected for the past 10 years in which over 94% of the State's bridges have met the Department's performance measures and targets. This quantity is based on a departure from the federal measurement requiring the quantities to be based on bridge deck area compared with Florida's view based on an overall condition assessment. The Department does not program any significant bridge work for bridge’s in good condition (NBI 7, 8 or 9, per FHWA definition), so this target performance measure has little or no value. However, this performance measure does have value to FHWA, since they are obligated to report bridge condition to Congress. An evaluation of historical bridge data over the last few years shows the condition of bridges on the NHS are slowly moving from Good condition to Fair condition (NBI 5 or 6, per FHWA definition). This is to be expected, as the Department’s bridge inventory is slowly growing older. (Pease note, the Department actively preforms routine maintenance and repairs on bridges in good condition.) However, over the last 1.5 years, the Department has formed a Bridge Performance Group (consisting of FDOT Personnel and Industry) to look into 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, so we can cost effectively extend the service lives of our bridges. This effort is going to take time to develop, monitor and to draw meaningful conclusions from. 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 as time goes on. Therefore, conservative initial 2 and 4-year targets were selected. Hence, the Department affirms the performance of bridges on the NHS is anticipated to be 50.0% in Good condition. However, it is the intent of the Department to meet or exceed the established targets.

    The Department’s 2-year target for the statewide percentage of deck area of bridges on the NHS classified as in Good condition is 50.0 percent. The actual percentage, based on data contained within the National Bridge Inventory as of June 15, 2020, is 65.6 percent which meets the established goal. The Department’s bridge inspection program plays an integral part in the asset management of the bridge inventory in that much of the data concerning bridge condition and performance is gathered from inspections. Bridges are inspected at least once every two years to assess their condition and to identify structures that require further maintenance, rehabilitation, or replacement. Bridges in Poor condition are inspected more frequently. This rigorous inspection process aids the Department to keep bridges in a SOGR and supports progress toward achievement of the established targets. Therefore, the 50.0 percent statewide target should not be adjusted at this time.

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    The Department use to inspect bridges with the Commonly Recognized Elements (CoRe) for bridge inspections but has moved to the new AASHTO Bridge Elements (BME) for bridge inspections. With this move, the Department is developing new deterioration curves to predict future deterioration of the bridges using BrM or other appropriate software.

  • Data Sources:
    Florida 2018, 2020 Biennial Performance Report
    Florida 2018, 2019, 2020 NBI Data Submittal

  • National Highway System (NHS) Bridges in Poor Condition

    • Trend through 2021

      Desired trend: ↓

      Florida % Deck Area in Poor Condition on NHS Bridges


  • National Highway System (NHS) Bridges in Poor Condition 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
    Condition/Performance 1.2 1.2 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 is the minimum condition set forth in the rule for bridges. Hence, the Department affirms the performance of bridges on the NHS is anticipated to be 10.0% in Poor condition. However, based on our historical record, it is the intent of the Department to meet or come in below the established target.

    The Department’s 2-year target for the statewide percentage of deck area of bridges on the NHS classified as in Poor condition is 10.0 percent. The actual percentage, based on data contained within the National Bridge Inventory as of June 15, 2020, is 0.5 percent which meets the established goal. The Department’s bridge inspection program plays an integral part in the asset management of the bridge inventory in that much of the data concerning bridge condition and performance is gathered from inspections. Bridges are inspected at least once every two years to assess their condition and to identify structures that require further maintenance, rehabilitation, or replacement. Bridges in Poor condition are inspected more frequently. This rigorous inspection process aids the Department to keep bridges in a SOGR and supports progress toward achievement of the established targets. Therefore, the 10.0 percent statewide target should not be adjusted at this time.

    N/A
    The Department use to inspect bridges with the Commonly Recognized Elements (CoRe) for bridge inspections but has moved to the new AASHTO Bridge Elements (BME) for bridge inspections. With this move, the Department is developing new deterioration curves to predict future deterioration of the bridges using BrM or other appropriate software.

  • Data Sources:
    Florida 2018, 2020 Biennial Performance Report
    Florida 2018, 2019, 2020 NBI Data Submittal


Significant Progress Determination

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 2020 Mid Performance Period Significant Progress Determination Results table. For example, the State may have set aggressive targets, and not met those targets, while another State may have set more easily attainable targets, and met those targets. 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.

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).

Florida 2020 Mid 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 National Highway System (NHS) (excluding the Interstate) Percentage of pavements of the non-Interstate NHS in Good condition Based only on IRI 76.4 --- 75.4 No --- Yes None
Based on Full Distress + IRI --- 40.0 41.0 --- Yes
Percentage of pavements of the non-Interstate NHS in Poor condition Based only on IRI 3.6 --- 3.6 No --- Yes
Based on Full Distress + IRI --- 5.0 0.3 --- Yes
The condition of bridges on the National Highway System Percentage of NHS bridges classified as in Good condition 67.7 50.0 65.6 No Yes Yes None
Percentage of NHS bridges classified as in Poor condition 1.2 10.0 0.5 Yes Yes Yes
Updated: 04/20/2021
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