Pavement Preservation Program
The Public Works Department’s Pavement Preservation Program is an annual program in which identified city streets receive appropriate applications to lengthen the life of the street surface. The identified city streets are selected by conducting a pavement surface inspection and receiving an overall condition index rating.
The city’s Pavement Preservation Program runs annually from September through June. Residents living in areas targeted for treatment will receive a “48 hour” notice before the work begins via a door hanger. Crack sealing is a quick drying and steady pace process that continues throughout the year. It is the only application where residents will not receive a “48 hour” notice for this treatment but we ask residents to be aware of temporary “Fresh Oil” signs and mobile work crews installing the treatment throughout our city roadways. Contact information for residents requiring special assistance during the street treatments will be provided on the door hangers.
The street treatments include CRACK SEALING, MASTER SEAL MTR, PMM, CHIP SEAL, MILL & RUBBERIZED ASPHALT OVERLAY, MICRO SURFACING, and TYPE II SLURRY SEAL.
CRACK SEALING is a hot applied treatment made to prevent moisture and debris from entering cracks in the pavement.
MASTER SEAL MTR or PMM, is a tire rubber modified, asphalt emulsion surface sealer, also identified as an asphalt rejuvenator that provides wear and weather resistance and slows down oxidation.
CHIP SEAL is a light rehabilitation pavement surface treatment that combines layers of asphalt with layers of fine aggregate that extends the life of the pavement and provides a good driving surface and improves friction.
MICRO SURFACING is applied to inhibit raveling and oxidation, as well as improving surface friction and filling minor irregularities and rutting in a roadway.
TYPE II SLURRY SEAL is a good solution for roads that are in the early stage of deterioration. Slurry Seal helps in filling small cracks and improves ride quality.
MILL & OVERLAY is a major rehabilitation which requires milling the existing roadway down 1”-2” and installing a new hot applied asphalt surface to extend the life and avoid a complete removal and replacement. Mill and Overlay assists in restoring friction, surface drainage, corrects surface irregularities, and improves ride quality.
GUARD TOP is applied under the street treatment. It is similar to PMM and Master Seal MTR.
BONDED WEARING COURSE is a 1” to 1.25” thin mill and inlay process, that is applied to inhibit raveling and oxidation, as well as improving surface friction and filling minor irregularities and rutting in the roadway.