March 03, 2017
The Johns Creek Public Works Department is preparing to launch its third year of concentrated efforts to repave the city's neighborhood streets this spring.
The 2017 repaving effort is tentatively expected to begin in April, weather permitting. The proposed list of 17 subdivisions to be resurfaced this year has not yet been approved by City Council. Once approved, the City will provide additional details regarding the timeline and priority for each.
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 a 5-year paving 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.
As of 2016, 65.43 miles of residential roads have been repaved.
For more information, please view the Neighborhood Repaving webpage
View the 2017 Neighborhood Repaving Infographic