Pavement Management

Glendale's Pavement Management Program

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Transportation Department
6210 W. Myrtle Avenue
Glendale, Arizona 85301
P:623-930-2760
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"The right treatment, on the right road, at the right time, with the right contractor, for the right price."

The City of Glendale’s Transportation Department is continuously working to improve and maintain its roadway network. Maintaining a strong network of streets is beneficial to everyone at the regional and local level for connectivity, safety and economic growth.

The current roadway network is comprised of approximately 748 centerline miles of roadway which is just over 17 million square yards of asphalt and concrete surfacing. It is estimated that the average complete replacement cost for a major roadway is over $2 million per lane-mile. This indicates a very large amount of funding invested in pavement roadway networks nationwide and specifically within the City of Glendale. Given the high costs of reconstruction, it is imperative to maintain and extend the life of the existing pavement surface to the maximum extent possible.

The city has developed a Pavement Management Program (PMP) to best address street pavement needs. The American Public Works Association defines pavement management as a systematic method for routinely collecting, storing, and retrieving data and information needed to make maximum use of limited resources. The benefits of pavement management are numerous, including rational resource allocation, optimal use of funds, pavement rehabilitation cost reductions, pavement treatment selections, and pavement life extensions. A PMP will ultimately enable best practices for pavement needs that emerge over time. 

Properly maintaining our City streets is a major task. As such, the PMP consists of the rehabilitation of poor and deteriorating streets within the City of Glendale with the application of common treatments as well as other pavement preservation methods. The City of Glendale regularly evaluates the condition of roads and streets to assess the need for maintenance or repair, in addition to prioritizing and scheduling how this takes place. The plan to extend the overall life-expectancy of the City of Glendale’s streets through the most efficient and cost-saving measures is carried out through a series of pavement preservation strategies.

Our PMP toolbox includes:

-Crack Seal
        -Asphalt Rejuvenator
-Sealcoats (such as Polymer Modified Surface Seal)
-Slurry Seal
-Micro Seal
-Fractured Aggregate Surface Treatment
-Cape Seal
-Thin Overlay
-Mill & Overlay

For more information on the City of Glendale’s Pavement Management Program, please contact our project hotline at 602.532.6250.

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Once repairs and crack sealing are completed, the surface seal application can take place. Crews first remove any thermal striping that may exist on the roadway, and then apply the slurry seal treatment. Equipment typically is wide enough to cover 1 to 1 1/2 lanes of roadway, so this usually requires several passes of the application to cover the entire roadway. Generally speaking, roads typically remain open for travel during this process; however, traffic is shifted away from the work zone and left turns may be restricted so that vehicles do not travel over the fresh application of slurry seal. As the slurry seal crosses in front of side streets and driveways, there may be brief period of time where access may not be permitted (15-30 minutes). While this may be frustrating during the process, it is important to the quality of the application that vehicles do not immediately travel over it. Construction crews typically direct travelers and, once complete, travel may resume. Once the surface seal application is complete, the road can be restriped and any valves or utilities adjusted to be flush with the road surface, if necessary. For areas that require thermal striping, this is usually applied 30 days after the application has taken place.

Residents, businesses and travelers are typically notified of upcoming pavement applications or restoration via traffic control signage or individual mailers or door hangers, dependent upon the type and impact of the process to be conducted.