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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:

 

Resources

 

Street Restoration Map

 

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Candidates

2020 Street Reconstruct Candidates    
Road Name From To

Briar Road

W. 96th Street

W. 94th Street

Briar Circle (1)

W. 96th Street

Terminus East

W. 96th Street

Nesbitt Avenue

Briar Road

W. 98th Street Service Road

Rich Road

Harrison Road

Overlook Drive

Xerxes Avenue

Overlook Circle

W. 112th Street

Xerxes Avenue

Upton Avenue

Washburn Avenue

W. 112th Street

W. 110th Street

Vincent Avenue

W. 112th Street

W. 110th Street

Upton Avenue

W. 112th Street

W. 110th Street

Valley High Drive

Humboldt Avenue

River Terrace

W. 107th Street

Humboldt Avenue

River Terrace

Verdi Road

W. 107th Street

W. 106th Street

River Terrace

River Terrace Drive

W. 107th Street

East Bloomington Freeway

W. 106th Street

W. 99th Street

 

2020 Street Overlay Candidates    
Road Name From To

Highwood Drive

Pennsylvania Road

East Bush Lake Road

W. 94th Street

Colorado Road

Normandale Boulevard

Poplar Bridge Road

Normandale Boulevard

France Avenue

Normandale Boulevard

W. 110th Street

W. Old Shakopee Road

Rich Road

W. Old Shakopee Road

W. 102nd

Toledo Curve

W. Old Shakopee Road

Rich Road

Utica Road

Rich Road

W. 106th Street

Utica Circle

Utica Road

North Terminus

W. 106th Street

Utica Road

Rich Road

W. 105th Street

Heritage Hills Drive

W. 106th Street

Heritage Hills Drive

Normandale Boulevard

Rich Road

W. 104th Street

Rich Road

Toledo Avenue

Toledo Avenue

W. 104th Street`

Scarborough Road

Toledo Circle (1)

Toledo Avenue

West Terminus

Toledo Circle (2)

Toledo Avenue

West Terminus

Scarborough Road

Normandale Boulevard

W. 102nd Street

Scarborough Circle

Scarborough Road

West Terminus

Rich Circle (1)

Rich Road

Northwest Terminus

Rich Circle (2)

Rich Road

Northeast Terminus

Southmore Drive

Poplar Bridge Road

Kell Avenue

Kell Avenue

Poplar Bridge Road

South Terminus

Kell Circle

Kell Avenue

South Terminus

Johnson Avenue

W. 91st Street

Poplar Bridge Road

W. 91st Street

Kell Avenue

Johnson Avenue

Shephard Hills Drive

France Avenue

Zenith Road

Shepherd Hills Circle (1)

Shepherd Hills Drive

South Terminus

Shepherd Hills Circle (2)

Shepherd Hills Drive

South Terminus

Zenith Road

Shepherd Hills Drive

W. 84th Street

Zenith Circle

Zenith Road

Southwest Terminus

W. 85th Street

Xerxes Avenue

Thomas Avenue

Washburn Place

Washburn Avenue

Thomas Avenue

Washburn Avenue

W. 85th Street

Washburn Place

Thomas Avenue

W. 85th Street

W. 86th Street

Russell Avenue

W. 86th Street

Queen Avenue

Queen Avenue

W. 86th Street

Russell Avenue

W. 83rd Street

Penn Avenue

Morgan Avenue

Oakland Avenue

E. 84th Street

E. 83rd Street

FAQs

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?

Sealcoat

City's General Fund

Overlay

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

Reconstruction

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.