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Road sweeping consists of sweeping paved roads that are City owned. Only City owned roads are swept as conditions permit. The City is able to sweep high traffic volume roads twice a year. The City attempts to sweep all residential roads at least once every other year.
Pavement Maintenance is performed to extend the life of the existing pavement and improve driving surfaces. Full reconstruction only is needed when a roadway reaches the end of its lifecycle. When cracks and potholes become major deficiencies, but full reconstruction is not warranted, then another method must be used to extend the lifecycle of the roadway. One such method is surface seals such as microsurfacing. These seals are not new pavement but a surface treatment to help protect the roadway from further weather deterioration. Whereas, a mill and inlay is a method that removes the existing asphalt and then replaces the removed asphalt with new asphalt. Both methods require underlying cracks and other deficiencies to be repaired before either method can be used, and both methods extend the lifecycle of the roadway by seven (7) to fifteen (15) years respectively.
The City repairs cracks and potholes on paved City roadways. Crack sealing is performed on cracks that are less than or equal to two (2) inches wide, whereas, crack patching is performed on cracks that are greater than two (2) inches wide. Crack sealing and crack patching have very long repair times and are often scheduled a year in advance. Each year the Governing Body is consulted to allow for funding to fix cracks in the roadways. When funding is approved, each Council District is allocated the same number of repairs.
Potholes on paved City roadways are taken care of every other Friday, as conditions permit and in the order that they were reported. For more information visit our Road Repair page.
There are two reasons why cracks may still be visible after City crews perform crack sealing: they may not be finished with the road yet or the crack is larger than two (2) inches in width and requires crack patching. If the crack requires crack patching, it will be completed at a later date, if funding permits.
Snow is removed from roadways that are high traffic volume, such as arterial and collector roadways; roadways with large hills, and roads around schools, hospitals, and fire and police stations first. Other high traffic volume roadways are cleared second. The City does not perform snow and ice removal from residential roads. Please see the Snow Removal page for more information.