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Types of Street Maintenance
This process effectively provides for a new street—replacing the subgrade and base, before constructing a new surface.
This process rebuilds pavement by “recycling” the existing asphalt. Existing asphalt and base materials are pulverized using a specialized machine called a reclaimer. The resulting material is then used to resurface the street.
Reclamation is one of the most commonly used road rehabilitation methods and can increase the roadway’s lifespan for decades. Where necessary, there may be work done to repair or replace a section of curb or sidewalk, or a driveway. In those cases, work will be done prior to the street work.
This maintenance technique removes the top layer of asphalt from the street before a new layer of asphalt is overlaid. This process can extend the lifespan of a street for 10-15 years. Where necessary, there may be work done to repair or replace a section of curb or sidewalk, or a driveway. In those cases, work will be done prior to the street work.
Seal coating is the application of asphalt emulsion, followed with an aggregate cover. This process can extend the life of a street from 7 to 10 years.
Crews are working on the City’s year-long street maintenance and improvements projects.
Regular updates are provided on the City’s Residential Communication Channels,
These street improvements will include rebuilding a roadway in some cases, while other streets will undergo preventative maintenance that can extend the life of an existing road surface. This approach allows the City to optimize its resources and schedule as many projects as possible.