Crews have begun work on this year’s Street Preservation Program. Approximately $900,000 is being invested in 2021 to improve pavement conditions in neighborhoods throughout the city.
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. Federal requirements mandate that curb ramps be upgraded to current ADA-compliant standards along streets receiving treatments that are considered an alteration, such as with a Mill and Fill project.
Four roadways are scheduled for 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.
Crews are crack sealing - applying asphalt rubber into cracks – on about 10 miles of roadway throughout the city. Doing so prevents damaging water intrusion and prepares these roadways for a curb to curb slurry seal in 2022.
The city’s multi-year Street Preservation Program guides work and maximizes cost effectiveness.
“We’re planning for today and tomorrow,” said Mayor Adrian Cortes, “Our street projects focus on sustainable improvements and an ongoing commitment to efficient use of public resources.”
Completing this year’s work will be 18 miles of fog and center line striping on neighborhood and major collectors as well as arterial roadways throughout the city.
More information about this year’s street preservation projects, including project locations, is available on our Streets Preservation Program website page.