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Maintaining City streets

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Bloomington Briefing Published April 29, 2021
Pavement Management Program: The right action at the right time

The City is committed to providing a cost-effective street maintenance program for Bloomington’s 340 miles of streets. From crack sealing and sealcoating to much more extensive full street reconstruction projects, the pavement management program ensures safe streets for all users—drivers, cyclists and pedestrians.

The process begins with regularly scheduled field evaluations of each street, completed on a three-year cycle. Public Works staff rate the condition of street segments with a pavement condition index (PCI) value between 0 – 100. Staff measure and catalog all potholes, cracks and other pavement defects. The PCI values are then validated with regular drive-arounds every spring after the freeze-thaw cycles are complete. Staff then compile project forecasts for the next five to seven years. Other factors that are considered for project timing are other major development projects in an area, opportunities for safety improvements and quality of nearby sewer systems.  

Street projects typically involve sealcoating, mill and overlay (surface grinding followed by paving new asphalt), reconstruction or trail reconstruction, or maintenance. 

To learn more about the City’s Pavement Management Program, visit or call 952-563-4870.

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