Gallatin to Install Sensors on City Vehicles to Track Potholes, Cracks


The City of Gallatin is installing sensors on city fleet vehicles that will provide real-time data on where potholes, cracks and other deficiencies are located. The information will be used to prioritize road maintenance and increase the lifespan of city streets.

The technology works similar to a seismograph and records vibrations at roughly 1,000 times per second.

As a city vehicle conducts normal operations throughout Gallatin, results are uploaded each day to an interactive map that provides GPS coordinates for flaws on City streets.

Each street is then assigned a unique Pavement Condition Index (PCI) score, which will then be used to monitor and plan the City’s Pavement Rehabilitation Program.


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