Last summer, the City of Topeka started working with the company Stantec Consulting. The project lets the city know what’s left that needs to be completed with the roads and how much longer newer roads have before they start deteriorating. When the van is driving down the road, it’s also picking up on problems like potholes, or cracks in the roads. Council members went over the results and figured out what to do next.
“It lets the city go back and compare the projects they’ve already planned to see if they retained their priority that they did before,” Topeka Councilwoman with District 1, Karen Hiller said. “And then look at how far those projects are going to get them and what’s left.”
(Read more: KSNT News)