Sealing cracks in pavement reduces water infiltration, which extends the life of the pavement.
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This division is responsible for routine roadway maintenance such as pothole repairs, patching, and crack filing, correction of trip hazards, repair of storm drains, sign and pavement marking installation, street sweeping, providing block party barricades, maintenance of street furniture in the Central Business District, and response to heavy rain and snow events on City owned roadways and parking lots.
About 150 miles of streets are maintained by the City: 125 miles are asphalt or chip seal, and 25 miles are concrete. An additional 24 miles of streets in the City are maintained by the state or county.
Generally fair to good due to a consistent and aggressive maintenance plan, which includes asphalt rejuvenation treatments, crack filling, and pavement patching.
10,000 to 20,000, depending on the severity of a winter season.
Approximately 500, depending on the number of utility excavations.
Residential streets are swept seven times beginning mid-March (weather permitting) and continuing through mid-October. Two additional cycles are completed late October through November to remove leaves.