Pavement Management Program
The City has been specifying a FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) grade seal coat on pavements in ‘good’ condition since 2013. By reducing water infiltration and delaying oxidation, the rate of pavement deterioration can be slowed. Initially, the seal coat was targeted for residential streets in overall good condition with crack seal applied prior to the project. As the project progressed, the completed product exceeded expectations. The higher grade seal coats allow the roads to be opened to traffic the same day, with a projected life span of 5 years.
A tire rubber modified surface seal (TRMSS) was used for the first four years of the program. Due to an asphalt plant expansion and reduced availability of the TRMSS in year five of the program (2017), another FAA grade seal coat (GSB-88) was provided as an option. The GSB-88 has been used the past two summers with good results. The product is proposed to both seal the pavement and rejuvenate the older asphalt.
The City continues to contract with Jackson County Roads to apply a modified chip seal to pavements classified as “collectors”. The modified chip seal has been successful on past projects for Robert Trent Jones Boulevard, Crystal Drive, Teakwood Drive, Ridgeview Drive, and a section of Hannon Road. A polymer modified fog seal is placed over the chip seal to lock in the rocks and restore the look of a newer road. The fog seal is also applied at the edge of the shoulder, providing a smoother surface for bicyclists and better quality control adjacent to the curb and gutter sections. The chip seal is used in higher traffic areas with increased pavement deterioration as the process allows traffic to drive on the product directly after the ‘chips’ or rocks are applied.
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Public Works continues to explore other pavement improvement strategies, including a Microcoat, as possibilities for residential streets that continue to deteriorate beyond the capabilities of the seal coat, but not to the point of an asphalt overlay.
For streets that aren’t able to receive other cost effective treatment or exhibit significant base failure, paving/reconstruction is the only strategy. This treatment is the most expensive, and only a limited number of street segments can be done at any time.
In 2012 the City completed a consultant study of the City’s 34 centerline miles of pavement. The rating of Good, Fair, Poor, and Very Poor was given for each street segment on the basis of a visual assessment called the Pavement Condition Index (PCI). The PCI provides a rating of 0 to 100, with a new pavement rated at 100 and a completely failed section of road given a PCI of 10.
Overall the City’s street network in 2012 was rated at “Good”, with an overall average of 74. Eagle Point is similar to many cities that expanded quickly, with many roads needing pavement maintenance at the same time. Although the overall rating in 2012 was “Good”, the analysis provided the basis to understand the need for a comprehensive pavement maintenance program before the majority of the City’s roads deteriorated. The overall goal of the program is to bring all of the pavement to a good condition (PCI of at least 80) and maintain that good condition at the least cost possible.
The completed Pavement Management Program Budget Options Report analyzed the total maintenance needs for the 5-year period from 2013 to 2017 based upon several different funding scenarios and targeted pavement strategies. The corresponding Street Saver Pavement Maintenance Program recommended a mix of streets throughout the City each year based upon the available dollars.
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Pavement Management Program Update - 8/15/2019
Pavement Management Program Update - 8/7/2019
Pavement Management Program Update - 7/30/2019
2018 Pavement Report-Update 2018 Pavement Management Program Budget Option Report
An updated pavement condition survey was completed at the end of 2017. The 2018 Pavement Management Program Budget Options report from Capitol Asset and Pavement Services, Inc. gave the overall rating of the City’s pavement (PCI) of 82, a rating of “good.” Approximately 1.9 % of the pavement has deteriorated to “poor”, with 8.8% classified as “fair”.
The streets rated as poor in the 2018 update include: Ortega Avenue, Sarah Lane, Minerva Avenue, E. Main Street, and S. Buchanan Avenue. Most were already identified from the 2012 study as needing improvement. Sarah Lane was completed in June of 2018 as part of the sewer line replacement by Rogue Valley Sewer Services (RVSS). RVSS completed the trench patching and the City reimbursed for the remaining paving on Sarah Lane. The Pavement Management Program repaved Minerva and sections of Ortega Avenue and E. Main Street in 2018.
Additional streets were added to the City’s network in 2018: Greenview Drive, Karic Way, Andrea Way, Sandi Way, and portions of Bradley Way and Amy Way. The final plat was approved at the County in March of 2019.
To maintain the overall ‘good’ rating of 82 through 2022, the 2018 Budget Options Report provided four scenarios. The significant investment by the City over the last 5 years reduced the fund balance to a sustainable level of approximately $200,000 each year (Scenario 2).