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.

Arterial Streets receive the highest priority because they are the most heavily used. The City targets all arterials to maintain a Pavement Condition Index (PCI) of 80 or above.

  1. Collector Streets receive the second priority. The City targets all collector streets to maintain a PCI of 75 or above.
  2. Local Streets receive the third priority. The City targets all local streets to maintain a PCI of 70 or above.

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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