Roadway improvements have been recorded for decades in one of Elk
Grove Village’s community databases. It contains much useful
information such as the base and surface materials of a roadway, years
in which a road was repaved, and years in which a road received some
form of maintenance. This data has been integrated into the village’s
GIS (Geographic Information System) to provide an interface to visualize
the roadway pavement history.
The GIS allows users easy access to pavement information that can
facilitate planning and scheduling of improvement projects as well as
evaluation of the effectiveness of certain materials when looking at the
road condition assessments. Highly accurate construction quantities
can be calculated for roadway surface areas, sidewalk squares, curb
lengths, and more because the village invested in base data for the GIS.