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In the summer of 2019, WMSRDC completed the process of collecting data for its annual Asset Management program. Each year, WMSRDC staff, along with Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and a county road commission employee, collect this data for approximately half of all the federal aid roads within Region 14. The data collection effort requires the collection of three items: PASER rating, surface type, and the number of lanes. PASER is a visual rating assessment system that rates the road surface condition for a given segment on a scale of 1-10.

In 2019, region staff rated approximately 1,870 miles of federal aid eligible roads. Individual county summaries are included in the following pages. A summary of road ratings for all counties is illustrated below.

Lake County: Approximately 142.62 miles rated
27.60 Miles Good Condition
62.73 Miles Fair Condition
52.29 Miles Poor Condition

Mason County: Approximately 298.36 miles rated
24.66 Miles Good Condition
91.54 Miles Fair Condition
182.16 Miles Poor Condition

Muskegon County: Approximately 628.66 miles rated
142.066 Miles Good Condition
337.026 Miles Fair Condition
149.568 Miles Poor Condition

Newaygo County: Approximately 239.161 miles rated
25.147 Miles Good Condition
80.669 Miles Fair Condition
133.345 Miles Poor Condition

Oceana County: Approximately 372.184 miles rated
127.502 Miles Good Condition
103.486 Miles Fair Condition
141.196 Miles Poor Condition

Ottawa County: Approximately 189.474 miles of roads rated
53.079 Miles Good Condition
81.155 Miles Fair Condition
55.240 Miles Poor Condition

The largest percent of federal aid eligible roads, 40.45%, are in need of capital preventive maintenance. These activities may include crack sealing, seal-coating, or non-structural overlays. The next level of roads, those needing structural improvements, total 38.16% of the federal aid eligible roads within the region. Typical actions required for this category would consist of reconstruction, major overlay, or complete rehabilitation. The highest level of roads, those only needing routine maintenance, totals 21.39%. Roads in this category need little to no maintenance.