The City of Brookings Public Works Department has been undergoing an infrastructure mapping project for sewer, water and storm drain facilities. On Tuesday July 2, a small team consisting of Public Works staff and a contractor will be driving through the streets of Brookings in a specially equipped imaging vehicle. This vehicle is capable of capturing street right of way images which can then be used to map city maintained infrastructure including: fire hydrants, sidewalks, valve covers, street signs, light poles, manhole covers, and pavement edges.
The complete mapping project will allow staff to more effectively answer questions on utility locations, as well as assist in many infrastructure studies such as storm, water, sewer, and sidewalk inventories.
The project cost is $14,733, approved in the 2013/14 Capital Improvement Project budget. The data collection will be performed with equipment sourced from the PPI Group in Portland, OR.