Street Preservation

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Microsurface TruckStreet preservation is the process of planning maintenance and repair of the City street network to ensure the overall condition is maintained at the desired level of service.

The City maintains more than 1,200 lane miles of street pavement valued at more than $1 billion. A continued investment in routine maintenance extends the life of the pavement.

Street Infrastructure
The City is responsible for maintaining three types of streets: 

  • Local streets carry traffic to collector streets.
  • Collector streets are three-lane streets that carry traffic from local streets to arterial streets.
  • Arterial streets are three-lane and four-lane roadways.

The City prioritizes projects yearly to maintain a Pavement Condition Index (PCI) of at least 70.

  • Arterial streets receive the highest prioritization because they are the most heavily used.
  • Collector streets receive a second priority.
  • Local streets receive the third priority.

By utilizing different methods of preservation and maintenance, streets that are graded below 70 are prioritized for construction projects based on street type. Streets that are graded above 70 are prioritized to be preserved and maintained in an effort to lower future project costs.

Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) Funding
The Street Preservation Program is included in the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) for funding each year.

Additional Funding
The City seeks additional funding opportunities, including grant funding. Grant funding can typically be used only on arterial (four-lane) streets.

Local streets are the most likely street type in poor condition; and they are not usually eligible for grant funds.

Additional Resources

Contact Street Preservation at OlatheConnect or call 913-971-9050 for additional information.




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