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 traffic volume and safety. The higher speed and higher traffic volume main arterial streets receive the highest priority while lower speed and lower traffic volume collector and residential streets receive a lower priority.
Street maintenance such as pothole patching, curb repair, minor full depth replacement, and storm sewer intake work is performed by public works operations staff while larger removal and replacement or overlay projects are planned, budgeted, and contracted out by the public works engineers.
Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Funding
The Street Pavement Preservation Program is included in the CIP for funding each year. Visit the Budget & Capital Improvement Program page to learn more about the CIP.
Potholes, Curbs and Blow-ups
We receive pothole repair requests throughout the year. The potholes on arterial streets are given the highest priority, but identified potholes are typically repaired within 24 hours after they are reported. The repair generally includes patching the potholes with an asphalt material.
Curb repair is an ongoing process. We maintain 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 and sometimes concrete may bubble, heave, or "blow-up". We repair these emergency concrete "blow-up" sections of the street as soon as possible.