DPW's Annual Roadway Resurfacing Program-Road to 70 P.C.I. in Five Years
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The Department of Public Works (DPW) solicits community input to improve services and maintain County infrastructure, and these efforts include identifying immediate and long-range road resurfacing needs. Development of DPW’s annual roadway resurfacing and construction program includes public input, operational needs, the computerized pavement management system recommendations, and available funding to implement projects throughout the unincorporated County. DPW’s pavement management program allows staff to focus maintenance resources on the best preventative maintenance measures and helps us to choose the most appropriate and cost-effective surface treatment, or resurfacing, to extend the service life of the pavement on 1,942.98 miles of the County’s publicly maintained roads.
NEW STATE FUNDING AVAILABLE
On April 28, 2017 the Governor approved the new transportation funding plan entitled, “Road and Repair Accountability Act 2017” also known as the Senate Bill (SB-1), which increased funding to local agencies for road maintenance projects. As a result, DPW will be receiving approximately $538 Million in new funding over the next ten years for road maintenance purposes. The State’s funding increases will be phased in over time. This funding provides new opportunities to address DPW’s significant road resurfacing needs. On May 2, 2017, the County Board of Supervisors (Board) directed staff to use the new funding to pursue additional resurfacing projects and achieve a Pavement Condition Index (PCI), a commonly used pavement rating system, of 70 out of 100 within five years. DPW’s current PCI is 60.
A significant component of DPW’s Annual Roadway Resurfacing Program is community outreach. To better understand community priorities, DPW solicited input from community planning and sponsor groups to assist in identifying road resurfacing needs specific to each community. DPW’s annual roadway resurfacing program included input from all 26 community/sponsor groups to develop the annual roadway resurfacing program. The input received from the communities is used by staff to assist in the development of subsequent years of the program.
DPW must respond to unforeseen occurrences such as natural disasters, public safety emergencies, and other changes that could affect future project funding availability. Unexpected changes in DPW’s annual program may be necessary to accommodate changing needs throughout the County, but the resurfacing program presented here is anticipated projects DPW plans to accomplish in the next few years.
DPW’S PROGRAM GOAL
DPW's goal is to identify the most effective means to properly maintain the County roads and keep them safe and passable for the residents and roadway users. DPW’s engineers continuously survey roads for the annual program to determine the most cost effective and appropriate surface treatments to apply. These surface treatments can range from a simple slurry seal to a more significant removal and replacement of the entire asphalt surface. Once the field work is complete, more specifics will be provided here on this website to identify the type of surface treatments DPW will use for each individual road segment.
DPW’s annual resurfacing program will be routinely updated as the plan further evolves. Currently, DPW has prepared project lists of road segments for future year(s) and they are included on this site. Typically, construction for each year of road maintenance projects occurs in the warmer summer months.
DPW is sharing the project lists that include specific street names with limits of proposed work with utility companies and adjacent cities to ensure proactive coordination of construction projects between the agencies. This effort will reduce premature damage to the public roads through avoidable utility pavement cuts and will improve the service life of the pavement.
As a result of the State’s SB-1 funding and Board direction, DPW is pursuing a plan to achieve a PCI of 70 in five years. For 2017-18 (Year One), DPW awarded five separate resurfacing projects that started construction mid to late 2018. The 2017-18 project includes approximately 156 miles of resurfacing work with additional projects that includes replacement of culverts and concrete drainage facilities, and other accessibility improvements. The project list that includes the specific roads to be treated are updated and available on this webpage. The 2017-18 projects are anticipated to be complete early 2019.
The 2018-19 resurfacing project (Year Two) has been revised and is now available to the public for review on this webpage. Some roads have been deferred to a future year for various reasons to ensure the most efficient and cost effective program. The project is tentatively scheduled to be brought before the Board of Supervisor on December 12, 2018 for approval to spend $41.3M in construction costs and seek approval to go out to bid in early 2019 with construction beginning in summer 2019. These projects are estimated to include approximately 142 miles of road resurfacing, replacement of culverts and concrete drainage facilities, and other accessibility improvements.
The total anticipated road resurfacing for the first two years of the new program will result in the completion of almost 200 miles of resurfaced roads, or about 10% of the total number of DPW’s publicly maintained roads. DPW will continue to work on future year project for the County’s road resurfacing program and will share updates on this site, when available.
View the interactive GIS maps to see lists of projects and roads for completed, current, and future projects. Please follow this website to obtain the most current information and updates.
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