Capital Project Planning (POC)


The UDOT Executive Team was able to identify the right mix of investments to stave off a diminished ROI, across all Divisions, for all Regions, for all of UDOT - from one Decision Lens trade-off dashboard.
Utilizing a Performance-based planning methodology, the UDOT Capital Planning team identified performance indicators for their Divisions during this Proof of Concept. Using these Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), the Planning team was able to identify optimal investment levels for proposed projects around the State. Taking a criteria-based approach, each Division constructed a prioritization model, allowing for proposed projects to be scored against one another (the "benefit"). Taking the benefit of a project, the cost and the expected performance for the State, the Planning team was able to evaluate the total expected performance against their target goals, at any investment level. 

Pavement

Based on existing conditions such as Ride Quality, Surface Area, AADT, etc. and combined with predicted values for Ride Quality, the approved project set was identified to yield the following performance at the end of the planning cycle:
Percent Good Surface Area represents what percent of all road Surface Area in UDOT territory which are estimated to be recordable as "Good" at the end of the planning cycle. This takes into consideration current measured road conditions, road deteriorations and treatments as a result of project work.
Percent Poor Surface Area represents what percent of all road Surface Area in UDOT territory which are estimated to be recordable as "Poor" at the end of the planning cycle. This takes into consideration current measured road conditions, road deteriorations and treatments as a result of project work.

Structures

Based on existing conditions such as BHI, Deck Area, AADT, etc. and combined with predicted values for BHI and Service Life Extension, the approved project set was identified to yield the following performance at the end of the planning cycle:
Percent Good Structures represents what percent of structures and bridges in UDOT territory which are estimated to be recordable as "Good" at the end of the planning cycle. This takes into consideration current measured structure conditions, deteriorations and treatments as a result of project work.
Structures Service Life Extension represents the number of years to which all structures in and around UDOT are cumulatively extended as a result of identified work. Some treatment types extend the usable life of a structure but may not necessarily change a Structure's recordable health (Good, Fair, Poor). In this case, the Service Life Extension KPI is a better measure.

Safety

Based on existing conditions such as Severe Crashes, Crashes, Severity Rank, etc. and combined with predicted values for Expected Severe Crashes, the approved project set was identified to yield the following performance at the end of the planning cycle:

Mobility

Based on existing conditions such as Vehicle Congestion, Roadway Miles, Safety Ranking, etc. and combined with predicted values for Hours Saved and Congestion Improvements the approved project set was identified to yield the following performance at the end of the planning cycle: