- More than 81 percent of Kane County bridges are in good condition.
- More than 70 percent of Kane County roads are in excellent, very good or good condition.
- There were 2,174 vehicle crashes in Kane County in 2012. About half of 1 percent were fatal crashes.
- The county’s 2013 transportation capital improvement funds total more than $37 million.
Those four important facts can be gathered almost instantly now via an interactive Kane County Division of Transportation web page called the Dashboard – Performance Measures.
Data crunching is the trend these days in government services, and the Kane County Division of Transportation is delivering with a compendium of data that includes pavement condition, bridge condition, accident data and information on the county’s Capital Improvement Program.
Bridge construction takes you to the Illinois Department of Transportation website, where you can find simple and detailed reports on every bridge in Kane County.
For example, the Waterford Drive Bridge across Waubonsie Creek is about .3 miles north of U.S. Route 34. Its condition is very good. Its superstructure and substructure score 8 on a 10-point scale, with “no problems noted.”
VERY GOOD CONDITION – NO PROBLEMS NOTED
|Superstructure i||8||VERY GOOD CONDITION – NO PROBLEMS NOTED|
|Substructure i||8||VERY GOOD CONDITION – NO PROBLEMS NOTED|
|Culvert i||N||NOT APPLICABLE|
|Channel and Protection i||8||VERY GOOD CONDITION – NO PROBLEMS NOTED|
Other features allow members of the public to find details on program funds and fund sources, as in the charts below. The first step is to click on the link and explore.