New bond revenue funding is allowing the City to begin reconstructing its most deteriorating streets and, when paired with new sales tax revenue for streets maintenance, is enabling the City to prolong the life of its entire street network. View the map of bond streets reconstruction projects for the next two years.
New sales tax revenue assigned to the street maintenance budget is being used to double the number of lane miles maintained each year (prep work such as crack sealing and level patching, resurfacing roads, etc.)—extending the life of the City’s best streets. View the map of the proposed 2020 surface treatments. The schedule is subject to change due to weather and equipment delays.
These improvements benefit the entire community by improving air quality, reducing street reconstruction needs, and contributing to individual cost savings by decreasing fuel consumption and the frequency of tire repair and car maintenance.
Thanks to everyone that tuned into the Facebook Live virtual open house on Streets Maintenance Projects on July 2nd. During the 2019 construction season, the Streets Division chip sealed more than 55 lane miles and slurry sealed more than 71 lane miles (combined with more than 5 lane miles of inlays, more than 130 lane miles of total surface treatment). As you can see in the graph below, each year Streets divides up 155 lane miles between slurry seal, chip seal and inlays. There are many factors that play a role in the dividing of these lane miles such as cost effectiveness, existing road conditions, type of road (arterial, collector etc.) and weather temperature constraints.
Updated August 2020
The budget information below is for fiscal year 2020-2021.
|19 Streets Crew Employees||Continue to fund employees to staff second streets crew.||$2,353,031|
|Fleet Centralized Fleet Maintenance||Fund fleet maintenance.||$138,500|
Asphalt Maintenance crews perform repairs and surface treatments on 1,672 lane miles of City-owned asphalt roadways.In the 2019 construction season, surface treatments improved the streets used by approximately 7,200 households, 1,200 businesses, and an estimated 30,000 cars daily. The Streets Division was fully equipped for a full summer schedule of streets maintenance and reconstruction projects. With increased funding allocated from new Funding Our Future sales tax revenue, the Streets Division hired and assembled a new crew of asphalt professionals dedicated to improving Salt Lake City’s roads.
Learn more about the condition of Salt Lake City streets here, and check out the time lapse video below to see street maintenance in action!