Infrastructure Condition


Infrastructure Condition is a key component of the federal performance-based planning process. FHWA published the Pavement and Bridge Condition Performance Measures Final Rule on January 18, 2017 (effective date of February 17, 2017) to help monitor and manage pavement and bridge performance.

Performance Measures & Targets

The infrastructure condition performance measures in the table below were established as part of the Pavement and Bridge Condition Performance Measures Final Rule. All pavement and bridge condition performance measures require 2-year and 4-year targets, except interstate pavement condition measures which only require 4-year targets.

State DOTs were required to set initial infrastructure condition targets by May 20, 2018. MPOs had until October 2018 (180 days from the date the State DOT sets its targets) to either adopt the State DOT’s initial targets or develop its own quantifiable targets.

NCDOT established its infrastructure condition targets in May 2018, highlighted by the following:

  • Targets are based on an evaluation of trends and external and internal factors. Details are provided in NCDOT’s baseline report NCDOT Performance Based Planning: MAP- 21/FAST Act Compliance, Strategy, and Target Setting
  • Target setting frequency: 2-year and/or 4-year
  • The first performance period is January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2021
  • States and MPOs will coordinate to establish targets


The GCLMPO coordinated with NCDOT and adopted the state’s infrastructure condition targets on October 25, 2018. The NCDOT infrastructure condition targets are listed below:





2 YEAR TARGET 1/1/2018 –


4 YEAR TARGET 1/1/2018 –




Infrastructure Condition

Percentage of Pavements in Good Condition (Interstate) N/A 37.0%
Percentage of Pavements in Poor Condition (Interstate) N/A 2.2%
Percentage of Pavements in Good Condition (Non-Interstate NHS) 27.0% 21.0%
Percentage of Pavements in Poor Condition (Non-Interstate NHS) 4.2% 4.7%
Percentage of Bridges in Good Condition (NHS) 33.0% 30.0%
Percentage of Bridges in Poor Condition (NHS) 8.0% 9.0%


The Pavement and Bridge Condition Performance Measures Final Rule does not identify specific plans to be developed or updated by State DOTs or MPOs.


NCDOT documented its infrastructure condition targets in a baseline performance period report submitted to FHWA in September 2018. It will report on progress in both a 2-year, mid-performance period progress report (October 1, 2020) and a 4-year, full performance period report (October 1, 2022). The 4-year targets can be adjusted in the mid-performance period progress report. Both progress toward achieving the first period performance targets and setting of new targets occur in the full performance period report.

NCDOT’s baseline performance period report can be found here. The GCLMPO coordinates with NCDOT as these reports are developed and reports its infrastructure condition targets to NCDOT via resolution.

Accountability & Transparency

In progress

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