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Johns Creek City Council approves 2016 Neighborhood Repaving Plan

March 14, 2016

Neighborhood RepavingThe Johns Creek City Council approved the city’s 2016 Neighborhood Repaving Plan on March 14, which calls for resurfacing 26 subdivisions.

The original list of 12 subdivisions to be paved was expanded to 26 after the City Council increased funding for the project from $1.5 million to $5 million in the Fiscal Year 2016 budget. This accelerated approach to neighborhood repaving is projected to reduce the 5-year citywide timeline by a year from 2019 to 2018.

“Quality streets are a basic necessity that a community rightly expects,” said Mayor Mike Bodker. “To improve our curb appeal, the City Council made the decision to increase the pace of our repaving plan, which helps to promote higher property values as well as our economic vitality.”

Repaving is expected to begin in April and end in late fall, weather permitting.

The Public Works Department began a concerted effort to upgrade the condition of the City’s subdivision streets last spring. 

The priority for neighborhood repaving is determined by an assessment known as the Pavement Quality Index (PQI).  The PQI was developed by the Army Corps of Engineers to measure cracking, potholes, rutting, weathering, and other factors.  

Low PQI scores reflect the poorer conditions of the road.  The lower the PQI score for a subdivision, the higher priority it receives for repaving.  PQI scores were determined in 2011 by a consultant who operated a specially equipped vehicle on Johns Creek’s streets to gauge their condition.

For more detailed information regarding the 2016 subdivision repaving list and associated map, please see the Neighborhood Repaving webpage.