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State Highway Infrastructure Report - Pennsylvania

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: ↑

      Pennsylvania % Interstate Lane Miles Good Condition


  • Interstate Pavement in Good Condition 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025
    Condition/Performance 68.8 -- -- -- --
    Target -- -- 69.0 -- 65.0

  • Interstate Pavement in Good Condition

    Future pavement condition was calculated for all pavement sections including condition improvements from projects that are expected to be completed within the time frame and condition degradation from expected deterioration on “untouched” pavements. The calculations are performed using data from the pavement inventory and planned project systems. The targets were based on the calculated future condition plus an adjustment to account for variability in forecasted condition.
  • Data Sources:
    Pennsylvania 2022 Biennial Performance Report
    Pennsylvania 2022 HPMS Data Submittal

  • Interstate Pavement in Poor Condition

    • Trend through 2025

      Desired trend: ↓

      Pennsylvania % Interstate Lane Miles in Poor Condition


  • Interstate Pavement in Poor Condition 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025
    Condition/Performance 0.4 -- -- -- --
    Target -- -- 2.0 -- 2.0

  • Interstate Pavement in Poor Condition

    Future pavement condition was calculated for all pavement sections including condition improvements from projects that are expected to be completed within the time frame and condition degradation from expected deterioration on “untouched” pavements. The calculations are performed using data from the pavement inventory and planned project systems. The targets were based on the calculated future condition plus an adjustment to account for variability in forecasted condition.

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

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

    • Trend through 2025

      Desired trend: ↑

      Pennsylvania % Non-Interstate Lane Miles Good Condition


  • Non-Interstate National Highway System (NHS) Pavement in Good Condition 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025
    Condition/Performance 37.2 -- -- -- --
    Target -- -- 31.0 -- 29.0

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

    Future pavement condition was calculated for all pavement sections including condition improvements from projects that are expected to be completed within the time frame and condition degradation from expected deterioration on “untouched” pavements. The calculations are performed using data from the pavement inventory and planned project systems. The targets were based on the calculated future condition plus an adjustment to account for variability in forecasted condition.

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

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

    • Trend through 2025

      Desired trend: ↓

      Pennsylvania % Non-Interstate Lane Miles Poor Condition


  • Non-Interstate National Highway System (NHS) Pavement in Poor Condition 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025
    Condition/Performance 1.5 -- -- -- --
    Target -- -- 6.0 -- 6.5

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

    Future pavement condition was calculated for all pavement sections including condition improvements from projects that are expected to be completed within the time frame and condition degradation from expected deterioration on “untouched” pavements. The calculations are performed using data from the pavement inventory and planned project systems. The targets were based on the calculated future condition plus an adjustment to account for variability in forecasted condition.

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

  • National Highway System (NHS) Bridges in Good Condition

    • Trend through 2025

      Desired trend: ↑

      Pennsylvania % Non-Interstate Lane Miles Good Condition


  • National Highway System (NHS) Bridges in Good Condition 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025
    Condition/Performance 27.5 -- -- -- --
    Target -- -- 28.0 -- 28.0

  • National Highway System (NHS) Bridges in Good Condition

    Planned and programmed projects were considered while establishing these targets. Expected improvement from these projects is projected, as well as anticipated deterioration. Short term flat forecasts are largely the resultant of the BIL/IIJA funding. PennDOT utilized our in-house asset management system BAMS to create forecasted conditions based on model runs with both committed and uncommitted projects. Standard PennDOT deterioration modeling was also used, which is a 10-year rolling average of time in condition state per bridge components per family per district. Outcomes can vary dramatically based on what is considered committed projects, so engineering judgement was used to establish our targets within the range of model outcomes.

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

  • National Highway System (NHS) Bridges in Poor Condition

    • Trend through 2025

      Desired trend: ↓

      Pennsylvania % Non-Interstate Lane Miles Poor Condition


  • National Highway System (NHS) Bridges in Poor Condition 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025
    Condition/Performance 4.4 -- -- -- --
    Target -- -- 7.5 -- 7.5

  • National Highway System (NHS) Bridges in Poor Condition

    Planned and programmed projects were considered while establishing these targets. Expected improvement from these projects is projected, as well as anticipated deterioration. Short term flat forecasts are largely the resultant of the BIL/IIJA funding. PennDOT utilized our in-house asset management system BAMS to create forecasted conditions based on model runs with both committed and uncommitted projects. Standard PennDOT deterioration modeling was also used, which is a 10-year rolling average of time in condition state per bridge components per family per district. Outcomes can vary dramatically based on what is considered committed projects, so engineering judgement was used to establish our targets within the range of model outcomes. An LLCC based investment decision matrix recommends significant investments in preservation and not on reduction of poor deck area, as was previously custom. This results in a higher or increasing target.

  • Data Sources:
    Pennsylvania 2022 Biennial Performance Report
    Pennsylvania 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. 

Pennsylvania 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 71.51 60.0 68.8 No Yes Yes None
Percentage of pavements of the Interstate System in Poor condition 0.42 2.0 0.4 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 47.8 --- 49.0 Yes --- Yes None
Based on Full Distress + IRI --- 33.0 37.2 --- Yes
Percentage of pavements of the non-Interstate NHS in Poor condition Based only on IRI 15.9 --- 15.2 Yes --- Yes
Based on Full Distress + IRI --- 5.0 1.5 --- Yes
The condition of bridges on the National Highway System Percentage of NHS bridges classified as in Good condition 23.7 26.0 27.5 Yes Yes Yes None
Percentage of NHS bridges classified as in Poor condition 5.1 6.0 4.4 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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