Hampton officials hire firm to conduct road study

An analysis of almost 80 miles of roads in Hampton Township will be performed this year by {Carnegie Mellon Spinoff} RoadBotics, a firm specializing in advanced road monitoring technology. Specifically, Hampton council approved to hire the company to do a one-time analysis on all of the township roads, which total 77.9 miles.

The analysis will give each road a “report card,” said Christopher Lochner, municipal manager for the township. The assessment will be done in 2018 at a cost of $3,700, which Lochner said was very reasonable for the amount of work done. “We’re looking forward to seeing what we get and so are our engineers. Any time we can qualify something, it makes it a whole heck of a lot easier,” said Lochner. RoadBotics offers comprehensive automated pavement assessments using advanced machine learning, according to its website.