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Record #: F2017-86   
Type: Report Status: Placed on File
Intro date: 12/13/2017 Current Controlling Legislative Body:
Final action: 12/13/2017
Title: Inspector General's report regarding Department of Transportation pavement management follow-up inquiry
Sponsors: Dept./Agency
Topic: REPORTS - Miscellaneous
Attachments: 1. F2017-86.pdf
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Report of the Office of Inspector General: *************************

Chicago Department of Transportation Pa vementManagement Follow-Up Inquiry


December 2017
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OIG Tipline: (866) 448-4754 www, chicagoinspectoreeneral. org

Joseph M. Ferguson Inspector General
City of Chicago

740 N. Sedgwick Street, Suite 200 Chicago, Illinois 60654 Telephone: (773) 478-7799 Fax: (773) 478-3949

December 11, 2017

To the Mayor, Members of the City Council, City Clerk, City Treasurer, and residents ofthe City of Chicago:

The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has completed a follow-up to its December 2015 audit of the City's pavement management process. Based on the responses provided by the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT), we conclude that the Department is in the process of implementing three corrective actions related to the audit finding, but does not intend to pursue any corrective action addressing pavement management issues related to the Aldermanic Menu Program (Menu).

The purpose of the 2015 audit was to determine if CDOT managed street maintenance in a cost-effective way that extended pavement life in accordance with the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) pavement preservation program guidelines. OIG found that CDOT's pavement management program did not comport with those guidelines. Specifically, we found that the Department's pavement management program, which manages arterial and residential streets separately, was deficient in the areas of street condition data collection, performance measurement, and preventive maintenance.

Based on the results of the audit, OIG recommended that CDOT design and implement a pavement preservation program to achieve the most cost-effective means of extending the life of City streets. This recommendation inclu...

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