Street Preservation Program
Street Preservation Projects - 2021
In 2021 approximately $900,000 is being invested to improve pavement conditions in neighborhoods throughout the city. This year's work includes mill & fill projects with curb ramp upgrades; hot asphalt repair; 10 miles of crack sealing; and lane striping. Details are listed below.
Mill and Fill Projects
Six locations are scheduled for mill & fill projects where road surfaces will be completely replaced. Crews will come in and remove the existing surface layer, curb to curb, and replace it with a new layer of asphalt.
Curb ramps at locations within Mill & Fill project areas will be upgraded to current standards under Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to improve accessibility and mobility for all per federal requirements.
Hot Asphalt Repair
Four roadways are scheduled for extensive hot asphalt repair where sections of roadway have developed deep potholes and crumbling asphalt. Crews will dig out damaged areas to a depth of about one foot before filling and sealing the areas with hot asphalt. This process will help preserve the road until funding is available for a more permanent fix on the entire length of the roadway.
- SE Eaton Boulevard at SE Commerce Avenue
- SE Fairgrounds Avenue just south of Main Street
- SE 2nd Avenue & SW 19th Street
- Two locations on NE 249th Street on the west and east side of NE 4th Avenue
The application of asphalt rubber intro cracks will occur on about 10 miles of roadway throughout the city. Crack sealing prevents damaging water intrusion and prepares these roadways for a curb to curb slurry seal in 2022.
Completing the work in 2021 is 18 miles of fog and center line striping on neighborhood and major collectors as well as arterial roadways throughout the city.
Managing Assets & Investment: Pavement Life Cycle
Proactive maintenance and preservation through regularly scheduled crack and slurry sealing, every 10 - 15 years after a street’s construction is the most effective method for extending the life of pavement. Established engineering studies show that a street left unmaintained after that timeline will deteriorate rapidly and necessitate a more detailed and expensive method of repair.
Previous Years' Projects (TBD Funded)
From 2015 to 2019, residents who lived within the City of Battle Ground were assessed a $20 TBD (Transportation Benefit District) when renewing or purchasing vehicle tabs. The annual revenue – approximately $290,000 – was used for the sole purpose of street preservation projects in the city.
In June of 2020 the Battle Ground City Council adopted an ordinance to cut the Battle Ground TBD (Transportation Benefit District) tab fee. As of January 2021, residents no longer assessed the $20 TBD Fee.
Projects funded in 2019 included repairs to SW Scotton Way; Chip Sealing of NW Onsdorff (SR 503 to Parkway) and NE 249 Street (Parkway to Grace); Micro-Surfacing of North Parkway (Main to Onsdorff) and East Rasmussen (Grace to Commerce); Thermoplastic Street Markings - crosswalks, turn arrows, traffic arrows, and RR crossing; Long Striping - lane lines, fog and bike lanes. In addition, $11,850 of TBD funds were leveraged as a match to receive a $200,000 grant. The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funded project extended sidewalk and drainage improvements along SW 3rd Street and SW 19th Avenue, allowing for safe pedestrian travel through the neighborhood.
Projects funded in 2018 included long striping (the repainting of roadway centerlines and fog lines) throughout the city; repainted street markings, such as crosswalks and turn arrows throughout the city; and crack and slurry sealing of roadways in all four quadrants of the city: See maps of the crack, slurry and chip sealing projects.
Projects funded in 2017 included crack, slurry and chip sealing of streets in the northwest quadrant of the city, extensive pothole repair, and the mill and fill paving process on the north section of the South Parkway Improvement Project. See maps of the crack, slurry and chip sealing projects.
Projects funded in 2016 include the repainting of lane striping throughout the city and nearly 4 miles of street maintenance and preservation through a crack and slurry sealing process. 2016 Crack & Slurry Seal Map/Schedule.