Street Pavement Preservation & Maintenance

Pavement Preservation is a cost-effective set of practices that extend pavement life and improve safety and motorist satisfaction while saving public tax dollars. These practices range from pothole patching to full-depth pavement removal and replacement.

Street maintenance activities are prioritized based on traffic volume and safety. The higher speed and higher traffic volume arterial streets receive the highest priority while the lower speed and lower traffic volume collector and residential streets receive a lower priority.

Capital Improvement Program

Street maintenance such as pothole patching, curb repair, minor full-depth pavement replacement, and storm sewer intake repairs and replacement is performed by Public Works Operations Division staff while Capital Improvement Program (CIP) projects are planned, designed, and contracted out by the Public Works Engineering Division. The Annual Street Pavement Preservation Program work that is contracted out is included in the large street maintenance (patching, overlay) and street replacement Capital Improvement Program (CIP) for funding each year.

Visit the Capital Improvement Program page to learn more about the CIP.

Potholes, Curbs & Pavement Blow-Ups

The Public Works Department receives pothole repair requests throughout the year. The potholes on arterial streets are given the highest priority, but potholes identified on other streets are typically repaired within 24 hours after they are reported. The repair generally includes filling and compacting the potholes with an asphalt material.

Curb repair is an ongoing process. The Public Works Department maintains a list of curb problem locations reported by residents or City crews. The most effective long-term repair method for a damaged curb is reconstruction. 

Pavement blow-ups tend to happen during the summer months when high temperatures can cause streets to expand more than normal. Sometimes concrete may bubble, heave, or "blow up". The Public Works Department repairs these emergency concrete blow-up sections of the street as soon as possible.