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City completes second year of neighborhood repaving program

November 15, 2016

Neighborhood RepavingThe Johns Creek Public Works Department has finished its second round of a four-year program to repave its neighborhood streets.
Repaving crews resurfaced 34.1 miles of streets in 26 subdivisions, including Sugar Mill, one of the City’s largest. The City increased funding for the project from $1.5 million to $5 million in the Fiscal Year 2016 in an effort to accelerate the repaving program timeline by a year from 2019 to 2018.
“The Public Works Department has done an exceptional job continuing the multi-year initiative to resurface neighborhood streets,” said Mayor Mike Bodker. “By accelerating the program this year, more neighborhoods are enjoying repaired streets and enhanced curb appeal at a faster rate.”
In 2011, a consultant drove a specially equipped vehicle down each of Johns Creek’s streets to gauge their conditions.  Using that data as a guide, the Public Works staff developed a repaving plan for the City’s subdivisions.
The physical survey of city streets revealed that many of them had a substandard Pavement Quality Index (PQI), a scale developed by the Corps of Engineers to measure cracking, potholes, rutting, weathering and other factors. Low PQI scores reflect poor condition of pavement. The lower the PQI score, the higher the ranking when scheduling the repaving.
In 2015, the repaving crews resurfaced 34.33 miles of streets in 34 subdivisions. Johns Creek spent approximately $5.83 million in 2015 toward maintaining neighborhood streets.
For more information, please view the Neighborhood Repaving webpage.