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FAQ Topic: Public Works

How does DPW select the streets for treatment?

Every two years, we hire a consultant to inspect and rate the condition of every city-maintained roadway.  The consultant then calculates each roadway segment’s “Pavement Condition Index” (PCI).  The PCI for each road is an initial starting point for us to identify roadways to include in upcoming resurfacing projects. PCI values range from 0-100 with 0 … Continued

What is Street Resurfacing?

The City of San Rafael has over 175 miles of roadway.  Our roadway system consists of asphalt concrete (AC) and concrete streets. Over the last 40 years, these roads have seen an increase in the vehicle traffic as well as a decrease in the amount of funding available to adequately repair and resurface these roadways.  … Continued

How much will the project cost?

The estimated costs of the proposed project is $500,000, of which approximately half will be subsidized with a federal grant and the City contributing the remaining half.

When will the work be completed?

The City anticipates advertising the project in January/February 2020 to solicit construction bids with construction planned to begin in late Spring 2020.

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