Street Condition Assessment and Financing
|Meeting Date:||March 9, 2006||Primary Staff Contact:||Joe Strahl|
|Contributing Departments:||Secondary Staff Contact:||Karl Johnson|
|Estimate Time:||20 minutes|
A street condition inventory indicates a need to more aggressively address the resurfacing of paved streets. Designation of a task force by City Council to evaluate funding options is recommended.
Please see the attached memo from Joe Strahl to Gino Grimaldi for complete background on this item.
In summary, a street condition assessment of all city paved streets was performed last fall. This assessment indicates a significant unfunded backlog (approximately $5.3 million) of pavement needs to correct deficiencies. In order to maintain a cost effective street system this backlog needs to be addressed in a timely manner. Unless deficient pavements are addressed the streets will continue to deteriorate and total reconstruction of many streets will be required. The cost of reconstruction is 4 to 5 times higher than the cost of timely resurfacing.
The cost of addressing the backlog of street needs is significant. Public Works does not have sufficient resources to address the need. The involvement of policy makers, staff and citizens in developing and recommending funding options would help provide the department, the City Administrator and the City Council with funding concepts to address this need.
|Related City Policies:|
A portion of the Ashland's Community Values Statement reads, "…a sound infrastructure that meets our common needs for transportation…"
Consider the appointment of a task force to work with staff to develop funding options for Council's consideration.
Authorize the formation of a street task force with the purposes of understanding the street surfacing needs, recommending street condition standards to assure cost effective management of the street system, and recommending ways to address unfunded needs in the most cost effective and acceptable manner.
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Memo from Joe Strahl to Gino Grimaldi and Pavement Management System Cost Summary.
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