Annual Roads Preservation Program

/ImageRepository/Document?documentID=13962***The 2020 road repairs began during the week of July 27. Scroll below to see the location map.***

Project Description

The City provides annual road maintenance to preserve and protect Island roadways. The Annual Roads Preservation program consists of two options each year:

  • Grinding and patching roadways, or
  • Chip sealing

The City determines which roads to repair based on the Pavement Condition Index (PCI) score and the amount of traffic. 

Grinding and patching techniques provide a long-term solution for fixing uneven pavement or other defects in the road. When the roads are patched, it creates a smoother surface for driving. Grinding and patching extends the life of the road when a full road repair is not an option. 

Chip sealing is the process of applying a coat of asphalt oil and finely crushed rock over the existing pavement. This restores the street surface to protect the roadway from water and weather damage. Chip sealing is a cost-effective way to extend the life of a road and save significant funds on future road repair costs.

Each year, the City invests an average of $500,000 in asphalt repair work. Regular maintenance keeps roads from reaching the point where they need costly reconstruction. In coming years, the City will need to consider the source of funding for these reoccurring investments, as the previous source– vehicle license fees levied by the City’s Transportation Benefit District (TBD) – is likely to be eliminated as a result of a voter-approved initiative impacting the state TBD regulations.

2020 Asphalt Repair Program

  • In 2020, the City will be patching roads via asphalt with no chip sealing this year. See the location map below for details (all dates are approximate).
  • The road repair project began during the week of July 27, and the work is anticipated to be ongoing through mid August.
  • People should expect some traffic delays and detours in the areas where the work is happening. 
  • Access to homes and driveways will be maintained. If you have an immediate need, please let the contractor know in advance to accommodate your request.
  • Please be mindful of signage posted in the construction area.
  • This project was substantially complete on Thursday, August 6, 2020. Striping crews will follow on the recently paved roads and the crosswalk at the intersection of Winslow Way & Grow Avenue will be painted on Monday, August 10th.

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