Assessment: Inspections are performed to track street conditions and identify areas that have impacts on safety, durability, and appearance.
Preventive Maintenance: Preventive Maintenance, if performed in a timely manner, is the most cost-effective way to maintain pavement. Its purpose is to extend the life of the road and to keep it looking and riding in like-new condition. Treatments performed under the preventive maintenance program include crack sealing, chip sealing, slurry sealing, and resurfacing. Normally, street pavement is designed to have a useful life span of 20 years. The useful life of roads can be extended from 20 to as much as 50-60 years if maintenance is performed on a regularly scheduled basis. The City uses the Bay Area Metropolitan Transportation Commission’s (MTC) Pavement Management System which stores current and historical street condition data. This system uses a computer model to predict the proper timing and most cost effective treatment for each street based on available funding resources.
Pavement Reconstruction: When the condition of a street reaches a point where preventive maintenance is no longer cost-effective, reconstruction is required. Reconstruction involves removing the entire roadway structure and replacing it.
Upcoming Pavement Projects:
Recently Completed Projects:
- 2017 Pavement Resurfacing Project
- Great America Parkway (Tasman Drive to State Route 237), Bowers Avenue, Cypress Avenue, Fernandez Court, and Forest Avenue
- This Project is funded by grants from CalRecycle
- 23,402 California waste tires were diverted from the waste stream by this Project
- Great America Parkway Pavement Improvements Project (Mission College Boulevard to Tasman Drive)
- Graham Lane Neighborhood Street Improvement Project
- 2016 Street Slurry Seal Project