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About the Pavement Management Program (PMP)

Have you noticed a road construction project that isn't listed under major construction projects? The PMP has many projects going at once. The progress on these maintenance and improvement projects is posted each week.

The City of Bloomington has the fiduciary and physical authority as well as the responsibility for upkeep of approximately 342 center lane miles of city streets within its boundaries. This includes seasonal maintenance activities such as snow removal, crack sealing, street patching, sweeping, as well as structural maintenance of the street system. The City of Bloomington has made a commitment to its residents to provide a systematic program of street rehabilitation and repair in order to assure that the City streets are serviceable, safe, functional, and provided at a reasonable cost to meet the needs of our residents and the traveling public. The City of Bloomington Pavement Management Program (PMP) strives to expend taxpayer funds in a cost effective manner in order to ensure the most value for residents.

Three construction techniques are used as part of the PMP program: Sealcoat, Mill and Overlay and Reconstruction. Sealcoat involves spraying a bituminous adhesive on the existing surface and topping it with small graded aggregate rock. The excess aggregate is swept off and recycled. City Maintenance Division crews perform this work, which helps protect the pavement from oxidation and the effects of moisture. Mill and Overlay involves grinding off the top layer of surface and installing a new top layer of pavement. This is a structural improvement and extends the life cycle of the original pavement. Reconstruction removes and replaces the existing asphalt pavement and aggregate base and installs curb and gutter if not already present. The City hires an outside contractor to perform both the overlay and reconstruction projects.

Check out this segment on Bloomington Today about the PMP program:



2019 Street Reconstruct Candidates    
Road Name From To
Wyoming Ave W Bush Lake Rd South Terminus
Chowen Ave W 98th St W 99th St
Beard Ave S W 98th St W 99th St
W 99th St Beard Ave Southwest Terminus
W 104th St Penn Ave Morgan Ave
W 105th St Sheridan Ave East Terminus
Penn Ave S W 104th St W 106th St
Morgan Ave W 107th St North Terminus
Morgan Ave W 83rd St Dixon Dr
Logan Ave W 83rd St W 82nd St
James Ave W 83rd St W 82nd St
W 80 1/2 St Emerson Ave Aldrich Ave
Dupont Ave W 80 1/2 St W 82nd St
Colfax Ave W 80 1/2 St W 82nd St
Bryant Ave W 80 1/2 St W 82nd St
Aldrich Ave W 80 1/2 St W 82nd St
E 87th St Bloomington Ave Old Cedar Ave
E 88th St Bloomington Ave 18th Ave
Park Rd Bloomington Ave 18th Ave
17th Ave E 87th St North Terminus
11th Ave E 86th St E 82nd St


2019 Street Overlay Candidates    
Road Name From To
W 86th St W Bush Lake Rd E Bush Lake Road
Wood Cliff Rd W 86th St Mount Curve Rd
Lakeview Dr Lakeview Rd Wood Cliff Rd
Lakeview Cir Lakeview Rd North Terminus
Wood Cliff Cir Wood Cliff Rd East Terminus
Wood Cliff Cir Wood Cliff Rd North Terminus
Wood Cliff Cir Wood Cliff Rd South Terminus
Walton Pond Cir Lakeview Rd East Terminus
Normandale Highlands Dr Normandale Blvd Rich Rd
Overlook Cir Overlook Dr South Terminus
Canterbury Dr France Ave Abbott Ave
York Ln Canterbury Dr W 102nd St
Abbott Ave Canterbury Dr Zenith Ln
Zenith Ln Abbott Ave W 102nd St
Russell Ave W 110th St Overlook Dr
Russell Cir Russell Ave Northwest Terminus
Queen Ave W 110th St Overlook Dr
Queen Cir Queen Ave East Terminus
W 111th St Queen Ave Overlook Dr
W 112th St Thomas Ave Queen Ave
Queen Ave Overlook Dr South Terminus
W 88th St Tretbaugh Dr Xerxes Ave
W 89th St Tretbaugh Dr Beard Ave
Tretbaugh Dr W 88th St W 90th St
Chowen Ave W 88th St W 89th St
Beard Ave W 88th St W 90th St
Abbott Ave W 88th St Beard Ave
Zenith Rd York Rd South Terminus
York Rd W 88th St W 90th St
York Cir York Rd South Terminus
Jones Pl Penn Ave West Terminus
W 92nd St James Ave W Bloomington Fwy
W 94th St Penn Ave W Bloomington Fwy
W 96th St Penn Ave W Bloomington Fwy
James Ave W 92nd St W 98th St
Newton Ave W 96th St South Terminus
W Bloomington Fwy W 94th St W 96th St
Pleasant Ave W 100th St W 102nd St
Columbus Ave E 94th St E 96th St


How are streets selected for involvement in the Pavement Management Program?

Every mile of Bloomington streets are entered into a computerized program designed to maximize the life of City Streets and to minimize costs by applying the most cost effective maintenance technique to the various roadways. The computer program lists the streets that are in need of maintenance. City staff analyzes the recommended streets and proceeds with the streets in a manner that "makes sense" and is within the funding provided. The goal of the program is to "do the right maintenance at the right time."

City staff brings the recommended seal coat and overlay program to the City Council for their information, approval and ordering of the improvements. Streets eligible for reconstruction are handled differently.

City staff provides a number of streets eligible for reconstruction to the City Council. Staff selects streets for reconstruction based on a variety of factors starting with the Pavement Condition Index (PCI) of the pavement. City staff conducts a field survey of a third of the streets in the City every year. The PCI is a numeric reflection of the structural integrity of the pavement including potholes, cracking, rutting, etc.

Several other factors which will be considered in order to determine the best candidates for street reconstruction are, but not limited to, the following.

  • Condition/effectiveness of existing surface drainage system.
  • Condition of underground water and sewer system.
  • Whether a street meets recommended standards for curb and gutter and street width.
  • Opportunities to improve water quality of lakes downstream of street.
  • Available State and City funding.
  • Elimination of hazardous situations and to provide safety improvements.
  • County construction projects on adjacent roadways.
  • Reconstruction of adjacent City streets.
  • Major redevelopment projects within City.
  • Neighborhood petitions.

How is this work funded?


City's General Fund


Infrastructure Replacement Fund
Distributed by the State of Minnesota from fuel sales tax and license tab fees along with General Fund augmentation.


General Fund and assessments
Single and two-family residences pay 25 percent of their portion of the project through assessments; commercial, industrial or multi-family residences pay 50 percent of the cost through assessments.

How much of my front yard will be affected with reconstruction?

The area in front of your home which is occupied by street, public utilities (sanitary sewer, water and storm sewer), private utilities (electric power, telecommunication and gas) and other necessary items such as street signing, snow storage and lights is public right-of-way.

A typical right-of-way width in residential areas in Bloomington is 60 feet. (Not all the right-of-way widths are the same and yours may vary from this width. The project engineer can confirm the width for you.) Since a typical residential street width in Bloomington from 32 feet to 36 feet and is centered in the right-of-way approximately 12 feet to 14 feet of public right-of-way exists on either side of the existing streets.

The actual disturbed area will vary, but a good assumption would be that the 12 feet to 14 feet of public right-of-way will be disturbed. For actual limits please contact the project engineer.

What about access to these streets during construction?

Signs will be posted allowing local traffic only on the streets under construction. Residents who live on these streets will have access to the street throughout construction.

What is the project schedule?

The overlay project is anticipated to start in May with the reconstruction project following shortly thereafter in late May-early June. Both projects are anticipated to be substantially complete and open to all traffic in the fall.

Why is curb and gutter needed on construction?

The City Council has approved a number of policies in conjunction with the Pavement Management Policy. One policy is: All new street construction and street reconstruction in Bloomington will include concrete curb and gutter. This is for a number of reasons:

  • Provide a stable maintenance edge for plowing and sweeping operations.
  • Reduce plow damage to yards and mailboxes.
  • Protect the edge of the bituminous surface from deteriorating.
  • Channel storm water runoff away from street.
  • Reduce erosion from boulevards/lawns.
  • Define roadway limits.

Council also has approved street width with the standard residential street width being 32' face of curb to face of curb. The policy allows deviation from the standard considering factors such as traffic volumes, emergency vehicle access, drainage and special situations. Other policies include that streets without curb and gutter are not eligible for overlay. The City Council and Staff schedule neighborhood meetings with the impacted properties to begin discussion about construction issues, identify additional concerns and propose possible solutions.

After the Public Hearing and discussion, the City Council approves streets for reconstruction and orders the improvement.