The numbers are in – and the amount of needed street repairs has dipped below $80 million. Public Works Maintenance recently updated its annual Pavement Management Report. The document provides insight into asphalt pavement conditions throughout the city. After evaluating and rating city streets, it’s estimated the backlog of needed street repairs is now at $79.8 million, down from $92 million in 2017.
“We continue to move in the right direction, thanks to the support of the community,” said Michelle Cahill, interim Maintenance Division Director. “With bond funding through 2023, we’re expected to rebuild all major roads that still need reconstruction, essentially eliminating all of the most expensive projects.”
All of the information was presented to the Street Repair Review Panel. They will then use this report, as well as the 2017 Engineering Report and independent auditor’s review of last summer’s road construction, to compile a report for the City Manager later this year.