Preventive Street Maintenance Program

Program Overview

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 assessment 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. The pavement assessment was done using an Automatic Road Analyzer (ARAN) vehicle that is equipped with high tech sensors, imaging and surveying systems. The ARAN collected information on every street in NRH. Maintenance records and the latest citizen survey results 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.

2022 Approved Projects

At their March 7, 2022 meeting, the City Council approved 77 preventive street maintenance projects totaling $1,161,879. The maintenance projects are spread out across the city as shown on the map below.  The projects include:

o    Asphalt overlays on 9 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.  Curb, gutter and subgrade repairs will take place prior to the overlay work. 

o    Asphalt slurry seal or microsurfacing treatment applied to 12 projects on 9 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. COMPLETED

o    Asphalt crack seal treatment applied to 24 projects on 23 streets. This consists of sealing the cracks in the pavement to prevent moisture from penetrating into the base and subgrade material. COMPLETED

o    Partial concrete pavement replacement with 14 projects streets on 13 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. 

o    Concrete crack seal treatment on 18 streets. This consists of sealing the cracks in the concrete pavement to prevent moisture from penetrating into the base and subgrade material. 

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.

2022 Preventive Street Maintenance Program Map

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.  COMPLETED
  • 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. COMPLETED
  • 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. COMPLETED
  • 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. IN PROGRESS
  • 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. COMPLETED

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.

2021 Street Maintenance Project Map

2019 - 2020 Projects

The 2019-2020 preventive street maintenance program included projects on 163 streets shown on the map below. The budget for the two-year program was $2,549,076. 

Projects included: 

  • Asphalt overlays on 21 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. COMPLETED
  • Asphalt slurry seal treatment applied to 33 streets. Slurry seal is a mixture of oil and crushed rock. When the mixture is applied it bonds to the pavement, sealing the street and increasing skid resistance. COMPLETED
  • Asphalt microsurfacing treatment on 3 streets. This technique is similar to slurry seal but uses a mixture that is better suited for more traveled collector streets. COMPLETED
  • Asphalt crack seal treatment applied to 52 streets. This consists of sealing the cracks in the pavement to prevent moisture from penetrating into the base and subgrade material. COMPLETED 
  • Partial concrete pavement replacement on 24 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. COMPLETED
  • Concrete crack seal treatment on 49 streets. This consists of sealing the cracks in the concrete pavement to prevent moisture from penetrating into the base and subgrade material. COMPLETED
2020 Street Maintenance Program Map