WASHINGTON, D.C. – September 30, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — During the audit, Public Works and Utility Services was reorganized so that the City’s pavement management responsibilities are now under the newly created Transportation and Stormwater Services Department. In addition to pavement management, the department maintains traffic signals, traffic signs, pavement markings, special events, permit inspections, stormwater drainage, and movable bridges.
In FY2014, the City budgeted $8.2 million to preserve its 2,800 paved lane miles of streets. As street maintenance is deferred, more expensive treatments become necessary. Research has shown that it is far less expensive to keep a road in good condition than it is to repair it once it has deteriorated. Recognizing that past funding resulted in deferring maintenance, the Administration increased the FY2015 budget for road resurfacing by $4 million.
The City’s street network consists of approximately 17.2 million square yards of asphalt roadway of which 450,000 square yards are resurfaced annually. The City’s pavement management program is prioritized by pavement condition, rideability, and input from those charged with governance.
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