The joke is that Minnesota has two seasons, winter and road construction. Because the City takes such good care of its roads, we can squeeze in spring, summer, and fall. This year, Public Works repaved nearly seven miles of City streets.
Under Roseville’s Pavement Management Program, the city completes a road condition survey on all roads approximately every 10 years. The survey data is entered into a computer program that analyzes the information and assesses street conditions. This helps the City Council to decide what type of street maintenance to perform or what type of road improvement to make.
Based on results from the road condition survey, Roseville repaved 6.8 miles of streets this year. The work included mill and overlay on approximately 4.9 four miles throughout the city, 0.8 miles of reclaim and overlay and 1.1 miles of reconstruction on Victoria Street. This project included adding a pathway along Victoria St.
Reconstruction includes complete removal and replacement of the pavement. This usually occurs on roads with no curbs and gutters and in poor condition. New curbs and gutters are added to guide storm water runoff and to protect the roadway.
Mill and overlay is when a thin layer of asphalt is ground off and a new layer of asphalt is laid down. This work extends the life of the road by up to 20 years, depending upon the amount of traffic.
Reclaim and overlays involve grinding up the entire pavement and base section between the curbs and then paving over the new, reclaimed base with two layers of pavement. Reclaims are typically used on roads that are much more deteriorated. Reclaims typically extends the life of the road by 30 years, depending on traffic.
Roseville is one of the few cities in the metro area with this dedicated fund. Roseville taxpayers benefit by having streets in good repair without raising property taxes, imposing fees or assessing homeowners. If you have questions about Roseville’s Pavement Management Plan, please contact City Engineer Jesse Freihammer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-792-7042.
More information about the pavement management program and what road work has been recently completed is available at www.cityofroseville.com/2015pmp.