Preventive Street Maintenance Program
The Preventive Street Maintenance Program provides the city with an effective street maintenance program to protect the public investment on all public streets and thoroughfares. This program consists of minor reconstruction, resurfacing, overlaying, slurry sealing and patching of public streets to preserve and extend the life of the pavement. This preventive maintenance keeps the city from having to pay higher costs for more extensive street repairs in the future and helps to extend the life expectancy of the pavement.
Streets that have exceeded their life expectancy and can no longer be effectively maintained are considered for reconstruction as a capital project. 27 street reconstruction projects are scheduled as part of the voter-approved 2020 Street Bond Program.
Preventive Street Maintenance Program Selection Process
Streets selected for the Preventive Street Maintenance Program are determined by using a pavement management system that inspects each street in the city and assigns a condition rating to the pavement. The condition rating is based upon the deterioration of the pavement. Maintenance records, the latest citizen survey results and input from the Economic Development and Planning & Development Departments are also considered when selecting streets for the annual program. The number of streets selected each year is dependent upon the amount of funding available for the program.
2021 Approved Projects
At their February 22, 2021 meeting, the City Council approved 80 preventive street maintenance projects totaling $1,763,978. These maintenance projects are spread out across the city as shown on the map below.
These projects include:
- Asphalt overlays on 12 streets. An asphalt overlay consists of applying a 2 to 3 inch layer of hot mix asphalt on the street to level and waterproof the roadway.
- Asphalt slurry seal or microsurfacing treatment applied to 14 streets. Slurry seal and microsurfacing are mixtures of oil and crushed rock. When the mixture is applied it bonds to the pavement, sealing the street and increasing skid resistance.
- Asphalt crack seal treatment applied to 26 streets. This consists of sealing the cracks in the pavement to prevent moisture from penetrating into the base and subgrade material. IN PROGRESS
- Partial concrete pavement replacement on 9 streets. This technique involves replacing bad areas of concrete pavement. The size of the area replaced can range from a few square feet to a few panels.
- Concrete crack seal treatment on 19 streets. This consists of sealing the cracks in the concrete pavement to prevent moisture from penetrating into the base and subgrade material. IN PROGRESS
Affected residents will receive notification from the city prior to any work on their street. Lane closures will also be posted on the city’s Facebook, Twitter and Nextdoor accounts. Motorists are urged to slow down in construction zones or anytime they see workers present. Questions about the annual street maintenance program may be directed to the Public Works at 817-427-6460.