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City begins third year of Neighborhood Repaving program

May 02, 2017

Neighborhood RepavingThis spring, the Johns Creek Public Works Department has launched its third year of repaving the city’s neighborhood streets.
 
The repaving effort is currently underway in the Cameron Forest neighborhood.  Crews are slated to pave 16 additional neighborhoods this year. A repaving schedule is available on the City’s website, and is subject to change due to weather and availability of additional crews.
 
Since 2015, the City has repaved 60 subdivisions. The City increased funding for the project from $1.5 million to $5 million in Fiscal Year 2016 in an effort to accelerate the repaving program timeline by a year, completing the originally scheduled 5-year plan in four years.
 
The City developed its prioritized list in 2014, when it used a consultant with a specially equipped vehicle to drive each of Johns Creek's streets to gauge their conditions. Using the resulting data as a guide, the Public Works staff developed a repaving plan for the City's subdivisions.
 
The physical survey of city streets revealed that many of them had a substandard Pavement Quality Index (PQI). The PQI is a 1-100 scale developed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to measure cracking, potholes, rutting, weathering and other factors. Low PQI scores reflect a lower condition of the pavement. The lower the PQI score, the higher the priority when scheduling the repaving.  The City’s plan seeks to bring all neighborhoods in Johns Creek to a minimum PQI of 65.
 
For more information, please view the Neighborhood Repaving webpage.