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State Highway Infrastructure Report - Vermont

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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: ↑

      Vermont % Interstate Lane Miles Good Condition


  • Interstate Pavement in Good Condition 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
    Condition/Performance -- 50.3 32.9 -- --
    Target -- -- -- -- 28.0

    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

    VTrans' target is based on the following three metrics are used to compute pavement condition; International Roughness Index, Cracking Percent, Rutting, and Faulting. VTrans has a significant amount of pavement condition data but does not yet have a 5-year condition history for VTrans pavements based on the FHWA pavement evaluation criteria and the federal thresholds set for “Good” and “Poor”. The federal thresholds are slightly less conservative than VTrans’ current thresholds but still requires re-analysis in order to ensure accurate data and reliable target setting. This is something that VTrans is currently working on with their Consultant who is developing a series of reports for our Pavement Management System. The Agency had had hoped to have this data in time to provide a 10-year analysis on NHS pavement condition data. However, the current plan is that VTrans will submit a revised target based on the 5 to 10-year history (trends) once VTrans has received and analyzed the data from the Consultant. In the interim, VTrans has developed Table 1 on the following page and proposes to set the pavement condition target for “Good” pavements on the NHS-Interstate and NHS-Non-Interstate at 35.0% and 30.0% respectively, for the 2-year and 4-year performance periods.

    N/A
    We discovered in our quality assurance review that our pavement data collection vendor made an error in processing the rutting data used to set the target for the initial performance period. The data submitted for the initial performance period has been corrected and recent data has been evaluated, and as a result, we adjusted the performance target for the Interstate System in Good condition. This modestly adjusted target remains consistent with our long-range plan and TAMP where we are spending $29.1 million (2019) and $15.7 million (2020) on Interstate pavements. We paved 21 miles on the Interstate in 2019, and anticipate completing 90 miles of Interstate in 2020.

    N/A
  • Data Sources:
    Vermont 2018, 2020 Biennial Performance Report
    Vermont 2019, 2020 HPMS Data Submittal

  • Interstate Pavement in Poor Condition

    • Trend through 2021

      Desired trend: ↓

      Vermont % Interstate Lane Miles in Poor Condition


  • Interstate Pavement in Poor Condition 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
    Condition/Performance -- 0.3 0.2 -- --
    Target -- -- -- -- 4.9
  • 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

    VTrans' target is based on the following three metrics are used to compute pavement condition; International Roughness Index, Cracking Percent, Rutting, and Faulting. VTrans has elected not to go much lower than the federal target because it will cost more money long-term and VTrans is “struggling to make ends meet” with a current asset sustainability index (ASI) of 0.67, which means that VTrans has only have two-thirds of the money it needs. VTrans does not anticipate any issue with maintaining compliance with the federally required minimums for “Poor” NHS-Interstate and NHS-non-Interstate pavements. These targets are set at 4.9% (NHS-Interstate) and 9.9% (NHS Non-Interstate) for the 2-year and 4-year performance periods, respectively.

    N/A
    N/A
    N/A
  • Data Sources:
    Vermont 2018, 2020 Biennial Performance Report
    Vermont 2019, 2020 HPMS Data Submittal

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

    • Trend through 2021

      Desired trend: ↑

      Vermont % 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 -- -- 42.4 -- --
    Target -- -- 30.0 -- 30.0
  • Behind the data: Because Vermont 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)

    VTrans' target is based on the following three metrics are used to compute pavement condition; International Roughness Index, Cracking Percent, Rutting, and Faulting. VTrans has a significant amount of pavement condition data but does not yet have a 5-year condition history for VTrans pavements based on the FHWA pavement evaluation criteria and the federal thresholds set for “Good” and “Poor”. The federal thresholds are slightly less conservative than VTrans’ current thresholds but still requires re-analysis in order to ensure accurate data and reliable target setting. This is something that VTrans is currently working on with their Consultant who is developing a series of reports for our Pavement Management System. The Agency had had hoped to have this data in time to provide a 10-year analysis on NHS pavement condition data. However, the current plan is that VTrans will submit a revised target based on the 5 to 10-year history (trends) once VTrans has received and analyzed the data from the Consultant. In the interim, VTrans has developed Table 1 on the following page and proposes to set the pavement condition target for “Good” pavements on the NHS-Interstate and NHS-Non-Interstate at 35.0% and 30.0% respectively, for the 2-year and 4-year performance periods.

    We are currently meeting our "Good" target and expect this number will remain in the high 30's for the next performance period. Consistent with our TAMP financial plan are spending $22.1 million (2019) and $28.6 million (2020) on Non Interstate NHS pavements.

    N/A
    We paved 55 miles on the non-interstate NHS in 2019, and anticipate completing 42 miles of non-interstate NHS in 2020.

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

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

    • Trend through 2021

      Desired trend: ↑

      Vermont % 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 67.1 67.3 73.3 -- --
  • 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:
    Vermont 2018, 2020 Biennial Performance Report
    Vermont 2018, 2019, 2020 HPMS Data Submittal

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

    • Trend through 2021

      Desired trend: ↓

      Vermont % 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 -- -- 4.6 -- --
    Target -- -- 9.9 -- 9.9
  • Behind the data: Because Vermont 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)

    VTrans' target is based on the following three metrics are used to compute pavement condition; International Roughness Index, Cracking Percent, Rutting, and Faulting. VTrans has elected not to go much lower than the federal target because it will cost more money long-term and VTrans is “struggling to make ends meet” with a current asset sustainability index (ASI) of 0.67, which means that VTrans has only have two-thirds of the money it needs. VTrans does not anticipate any issue with maintaining compliance with the federally required minimums for “Poor” NHS-Interstate and NHS-non-Interstate pavements. These targets are set at 4.9% (NHS-Interstate) and 9.9% (NHS Non-Interstate) for the 2-year and 4-year performance periods, respectively.

    We are currently meeting our "Poor" target and expect this to remain steady for the next performance period. Consistent with our TAMP financial plan we are spending $22.1 million (2019) and $28.6 million (2020) on Non Interstate NHS pavements. The values P18 and P19 are not comparible as we based our 2 year percentage on full distress and the original value was based on IRI only.

    N/A
    We paved 55 miles on the non-interstate NHS in 2019, and anticipate completing 42 miles of non-interstate NHS in 2020.

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

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

    • Trend through 2021

      Desired trend: ↓

      Vermont % 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 7.8 9.7 5.6 -- --
  • 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:
    Vermont 2018, 2020 Biennial Performance Report
    Vermont 2018, 2019, 2020 HPMS Data Submittal

  • National Highway System (NHS) Bridges in Good Condition

    • Trend through 2021

      Desired trend: ↑

      Vermont % Deck Area in Good Condition on NHS Bridges


  • National Highway System (NHS) Bridges in Good Condition 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
    Condition/Performance 49.8 47.4 47.8 -- --
    Target -- -- 35.0 -- 35.0

  • National Highway System (NHS) Bridges in Good Condition

    Although VTrans' historic trend lines could support a more aggressive target for NHS Bridges in “Good” condition, VTrans currently has identified a nearly $50 M gap in bridge infrastructure needs and a $300 M gap across state assets. In addition, funding levels reached an all time high in 2015 after increasingly robust bridge investments, however, due to competing needs funding levels are in a slight decline which are likely to result in a projected decrease in the percentage of NHS bridges classified in “Good” condition and an increase in the percentage of NHS bridge classified in “Poor” condition.

    The 2-year target goal has been achieved with no recommendation for a change in target recommended at this time. Based on the March 2020 submittal (from 2019 inspection data), the numbers should be 47.8% of NHS bridges in good condition and 3.3% in poor condition by deck area.

    The breakdown is of the 484 NHS bridges and culverts is … 232 are good, 241 are fair, and 11 are poor.

    The total deck area of NHS bridges and culverts is 4,527,866.1 sq. ft. with … 2,164,920.1 sq. ft. as good, 2,213,936.9 sq. ft. fair, and 149,009.1 sq. ft. poor.

    N/A
    VTrans will continue to do what it has been doing in an effort to maintain, if not improve upon, the established target goal.

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

  • National Highway System (NHS) Bridges in Poor Condition

    • Trend through 2021

      Desired trend: ↓

      Vermont % Deck Area in Poor Condition on NHS Bridges


  • National Highway System (NHS) Bridges in Poor Condition 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
    Condition/Performance 1.8 3.7 3.3 -- --
    Target -- -- 6.0 -- 6.0

  • National Highway System (NHS) Bridges in Poor Condition

    Although VTrans' historic trend lines could support a more aggressive target for NHS Bridges in “Good” condition, VTrans currently has identified a nearly $50 M gap in bridge infrastructure needs and a $300 M gap across state assets. In addition, funding levels reached an all time high in 2015 after increasingly robust bridge investments, however, due to competing needs funding levels are in a slight decline which are likely to result in a projected decrease in the percentage of NHS bridges classified in “Good” condition and an increase in the percentage of NHS bridge classified in “Poor” condition.

    The 2-year target goal has been achieved with no recommendation for a change in target recommended at this time. Based on the March 2020 submittal (from 2019 inspection data), the numbers should be 47.8% of NHS bridges in good condition and 3.3% in poor condition by deck area.

    The breakdown is of the 484 NHS bridges and culverts is 232 are good, 241 are fair, and 11 are poor.

    The total deck area of NHS bridges and culverts is 4,527,866.1 sq. ft. with 2,164,920.1 sq. ft. as good, 2,213,936.9 sq. ft. fair, and 149,009.1 sq. ft. poor.

    N/A
    VTrans will continue to do what it has been doing in an effort to maintain, if not improve upon, the established target goal.

  • Data Sources:
    Vermont 2018, 2020 Biennial Performance Report
    Vermont 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).

Vermont 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 67.1 --- 73.3 Yes --- Yes None
Based on Full Distress + IRI --- 30.0 42.4 --- Yes
Percentage of pavements of the non-Interstate NHS in Poor condition Based only on IRI 7.8 --- 5.6 Yes --- Yes
Based on Full Distress + IRI --- 9.9 4.6 --- Yes
The condition of bridges on the National Highway System Percentage of NHS bridges classified as in Good condition 49.8 35.0 47.8 No Yes Yes None
Percentage of NHS bridges classified as in Poor condition 1.8 6.0 3.3 No Yes Yes
Updated: 04/20/2021
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