Consequences

Reduced Maintenance

Reduced revenue and increasing costs have forced the county to:

Defer maintenance on many roads

All but eliminate paving on local roads

Stretch the number of years between services


Projected Road Conditions

Every year, a larger percentage of county roads slip into disrepair, and the county simply doesn’t have the necessary revenue to keep up with crucial maintenance. The cost to reconstruct a road in the future is more than 10 times greater than the cost of providing preventive maintenance today.

2014 Road Conditions

CCR_Chart_new_2014_conditions
  •  EXCELLENT
  •  GOOD
  •  FAIR
  •  POOR
  •  EXCELLENT
  •  GOOD
  •  FAIR
  •  POOR

2024 Projected Road Conditions

CCR_Chart_new_2024_conditions
  •  EXCELLENT
  •  GOOD
  •  FAIR
  •  POOR

Source: Clackamas County Transportation Maintenance Division, 2015


 

Preventive maintenance to bring all “fair” and “good” county roads up to excellent condition would have cost $40 million. If those roads continue to deteriorate to poor condition, the cost of rebuilding those same roads would increase to $523 million. (Roads in “poor” condition are too deteriorated to apply preventive maintenance; they must be reconstructed.)

Cost of Preventive Maintenance vs. Reconstruction

$600,000,000
$500,000,000
$400,000,000
$300,000,000
$200,000,000
$100,000,000
$0
cost of preventive maintenance
cost of reconstructing roads in the future

Source: Clackamas County Transportation Maintenance Division