Pavement Rehabilitation Initiative
Paving the Way to Better Streets in IGH!
Council Green-Lights Initiative to Rehabilitate Ten Miles of IGH Streets
At the City Council Work Session on September 7, City Council reviewed a Pavement Management Program strategy presentation and gave direction to city staff to undertake major pavement rehabilitation projects across the city in 2022 and beyond. Specifically, staff will begin looking at more than ten miles of neighborhood streets for pavement replacement in 2022, which is roughly five times the number of miles in previous years.
Proposed Pavement Rehabilitation Projects
Albano Trail & Albright Court
Akron Avenue & 50th Street
Bolland Trail & 62nd Street
Carmen Avenue & Claude Way
Cheney Trail & Coffman Path
Upper 55th Street (Blackberry Trl. to Cahill Ave.)
Tentative Pavement Rehabilitation Project Schedule
- Oct. 18 through Dec. 2021: Survey crews out in neighborhoods collecting data for feasibility reports.
- Mid-Nov. 2021 or after: Neighborhood Open House meeting invitations sent
- January 2022 or after: Notification of public hearing on each project at a City Council meeting.
- Summer 2022 or after: Construction begins
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If you don’t see your neighborhood included for 2022, check back, as city leadership is making a long-term commitment to road improvements. An ambitious project pace will continue every year until we improve city roads to the condition we all want them in.
Pavement Management Citizen Task Force
City Council also gave the green light to the Pavement Management Citizens Task Force (CTF), which starts its work this fall. CTF is tasked with examining the city’s Pavement Management Program and providing recommendations to the City Council on how to improve it. The CTF will look at how we select project areas, how we pay for improvements, the methods we use to rehabilitate our streets, as well as the overall goal of our Pavement Management Program. The CTF will report back to Council next spring, and its recommendations will guide pavement management efforts over the next decade.
With a big rehabilitation effort next year and the CTF helping set a roadmap for how we go forward, city leadership aims to improve roadway conditions across the city, and then keep them there!