About the program
The Department of Environmental Services has a rigorous program that strives to keep City streets in good condition for residents. The assessment of street condition and the planning of annual programs are done through the Bureau of Architecture & Engineering.
Once the condition of streets have been established, those needing attention either become candidates for interim repairs through the Street Maintenance program , or they are included in the annual, Street Construction programs that focus on more comprehensive fixes.
During construction season, check Street Beat for information updated daily.
The City utilizes two primary ways that remedy streets deemed to be in "poor" condition:
|Milling and resurfacing
||Removal of one to two inches of asphalt by a cold milling process, and the placement of one or more inches of new asphalt.
||Base repairs, pavement resurfacing, and the placement of new curbing to produce the appearance of a new street. In some cases, the old road base is dug out to a depth of between 15" and 23". In addition, the water main system, street lighting system, sidewalks, and driveway aprons are also upgraded.
Residents are notified in advance of work that may interfere with their use of the street. Before major street rehabilitation work begins, public meetings are held in affected areas to discuss proposed projects.
Individuals with concerns during the planning phase of a street project may call the Managing Engineer of Street Design at (585) 428-6860, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m.