Metro sends specialized vehicle to survey condition of roads - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Metro sends specialized vehicle to survey condition of roads

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

A different type of truck will be patrolling Nashville streets, and this one will be helping improve the roads we all drive.

The digital survey vehicle will drive along about half of all the roads in Metro.

It can actually detect which roads are in bad shape by gathering high-quality images of the pavement and the level of distress that the road is in.

"We're able to actually collect all of the distressors on our roadway infrastructure. So instead of just going out and repaving the road, we can come up with other methods of repairing the road that will increase the life cycle and save the taxpayers money," said paving manager Don Reid.

City engineers then use that information to plan maintenance projects in the most effective manner.

The high-tech truck will cover nearly 1,400 miles this month.

Copyright 2013 WSMV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

  • Metro sends specialized vehicle to survey condition of roadsMore>>

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Chennault wins LA Airport of the Year

    Chennault wins LA Airport of the Year

    Friday, February 23 2018 1:41 PM EST2018-02-23 18:41:39 GMT
    Chennault StaffChennault Staff
    Chennault StaffChennault Staff

    Lake Charles is now home to the Louisiana Airport of the Year.

    More >>

    Lake Charles is now home to the Louisiana Airport of the Year.

    More >>
  • Woman who didn't know she was pregnant says isolette helped save her baby

    Woman who didn't know she was pregnant says isolette helped save her baby

    Friday, February 23 2018 11:56 AM EST2018-02-23 16:56:13 GMT

    For moms-to-be, pregnancy is a time for preparing for the new addition. But, for Sulphur native, Jillian Person, she was living the life of a normal college student with no idea she was expecting. “I went into the hospital, I thought my appendix ruptured and the er doctor said I had kidney stones and then my water broke and I had a baby," Peterson said. If being thrust into motherhood wasn't enough, baby Oliver was born at 32 weeks gestation. Weighing three pounds, the ...

    More >>

    For moms-to-be, pregnancy is a time for preparing for the new addition. But, for Sulphur native, Jillian Person, she was living the life of a normal college student with no idea she was expecting. “I went into the hospital, I thought my appendix ruptured and the er doctor said I had kidney stones and then my water broke and I had a baby," Peterson said. If being thrust into motherhood wasn't enough, baby Oliver was born at 32 weeks gestation. Weighing three pounds, the ...

    More >>
  • LIVE at 1 p.m.: Rat terriers arrive for Puppy Cam

    LIVE at 1 p.m.: Rat terriers arrive for Puppy Cam

    Friday, February 23 2018 11:12 AM EST2018-02-23 16:12:21 GMT

    Gill Bright Animal Hospital Puppy Cam is every other Friday at 1 p.m.

    More >>

    Gill Bright Animal Hospital Puppy Cam is every other Friday at 1 p.m.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly