Residential Street Repair
The Residential Street Repair program began in 2008 with the expectation of improving 100 miles of streets for $100 million in five years. A dedicated team of staff and experts evaluated the entire 284 miles of residential street network to determine areas of deterioration, and developed a comprehensive street improvement plan utilizing the most cost-effective, innovative, and environmentally sound technologies. The plan incorporates a "best streets first" approach, whereby the streets needing the least amount of work are repaired first to prevent further deterioration. Streets categorized in worst condition will be repaired last.
The first level of treatment was a thin overlay placed over existing asphalt. This treatment was used in three phases citywide, and the final phase was completed in March 2009. A total of 84 miles of residential pavement was rehabilitated using this treatment. For location of completed phases, see below.
The second level of treatment was pavement recycling and this treatment, known as Cold In-Place Recycling (CIR), entailed pulverizing the existing pavement in place, adding binders, and re-laying the recycled material. It was then followed by an overlay of new asphalt. A total of 46 miles of residential streets were received this treatment by the end of 2010. To see the location of the completed CIR streets, click below.
The final level of treatment is full-depth reclamation, or FDR, which is a treatment for the worst streets. This recommended treatment is similar to CIR; it entails pulverizing the existing pavement in place. This material is then treated with cement to create a new, stable base. It is also followed by an overlay of new asphalt. Both CIR and FDR are environmentally responsible processes that reuse existing asphalt instead of hauling it offsite.
Several contracts citywide have been let to improve the pavement using FDR. The last phase of FDR will be completed by December 2011. By the end of this program, a total of 67 miles will be improved using the FDR treatment. For maps of these streets, see below.
By using the most cost-effective and environmentally responsible treatments and applying the newest innovative methods in construction, the City is able to improve more than twice the mileage of the residential streets, with 70 percent of the original budget and one year ahead of schedule; all while reducing the carbon footprint compared to traditional methods of repaving. The program will now complete 229 miles of residential streets for $70 million.
Residents will be notified by mail of scheduled repairs occurring on their street. In addition, residents may contact the Public Works Agency at (714) 647-5074, or for details on the current construction schedule click here to link to the Construction Project Map.
Completed Residential Street Repair Streets: