October 16, 2019
The Johns Creek Public Works Department has finished its first round of repaving neighborhood streets in the new 2019-2023 paving plan.
Repaving crews resurfaced 8.81 miles of streets in 16 subdivisions. Crews also repaved 3.15 miles of nine main roads: Autry Mill Road, Byers Road, East Johns Crossing, Medlock Crossing Parkway, Old Crossing Way, Old Medlock Bridge Road, Rogers Bridge Road, Valais Court, and West Morton Road.
“Our Public Works Department has done an exceptional job continuing this program so more neighborhoods are enjoying smooth streets and enhanced curb appeal,” said Mayor Mike Bodker. “We are excited to have completed another year of the repaving initiative.”
The city contractor resurfaced all (16) subdivisions within the contracted schedule. Due to their assertive schedule and work efforts, the contractor completed all eight main roads and resurfaced an additional road (East Johns Crossing) under budget and within the contracted schedule.
In 2018, 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 the previous five-year repaving program, the City resurfaced 111 subdivisions in four years as City Council had approved additional funding to escalate the resurfacing program schedule.
For more information, please view the Neighborhood Repaving webpage