Survey crew hits the streets to rank Montgomery’s road conditions

Data collectors are roaming the streets of Montgomery and scooping up condition information as part of a new pilot program for paving projects.

City officials are partnering with a Pittsburgh-based data-driven road survey company called RoadBotics to analyze, assess and ultimately rate streets in Montgomery. Leaders hope the tech-forward approach will help save money and create longer lasting roads by improving the efficiency of their paving process.

“As Montgomery continues our journey to becoming a leader among America’s Smart Cities, we must explore new technologies that benefit our residents and preserve our resources,” Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange said in a press release. “Testing RoadBotics’ effectiveness in optimizing infrastructure throughout our city could lead to safer, smoother travel and newfound cost savings for our city organization, thanks to smarter decision making.”