Escondido’s road system is the City’s single largest asset. Like any capital investment, a road system must be maintained in a timely manner to minimize its life cycle costs and receive the maximum long-term benefit from the investment. Road pavements deteriorate under the action of traffic and heavy vehicle loading. In addition, road pavements naturally age due to environmental factors such as temperature, sunlight and water getting into pavement layers. A well-maintained road system is crucial to an effective commercial delivery system and the economic vitality of a community. If roads are left too long without proper maintenance and timely overlays, they must be completely reconstructed at a much higher cost.
This year, the City Council increased funding for this essential program.
The 2013-2014 pavement repair program will resurface over 59 lane miles of City roadways. The project will be completed in two phases. The first phase was completed earlier this year. The second phase is under construction now with anticipated completion by October. Sealcoats are currently being placed in the Oak Hill and Orange Glen neighborhoods.
For a list of streets to be included in this year’s program please visit the City’s website at http://www.escondido.org/Data/Sites/1/media/PDFs/Engineering/PavementRehabStreetList.pdf
For general information about the City of Escondido, please visit www.escondido.org
Originally Posted August 28, 2014