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Street Programs & Maintenance

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Curb Repair 

1. Annual Curb Program:  Funded by the ½-cent Road & Bridge Sales Tax, this program focuses on replacing curb along streets scheduled to be resurfaced within the next year.  The intent is to complete the curb replacement before resurfacing in order to avoid damaging the new pavement whenever possible.  This process improves efficient use of funds, reduces disruptions to neighborhoods, and provides a finished product when the street resurfacing is completed. 

Unfortunately, annual funding limits the amount of curb that could be replaced.  Before the 2010 bond issue, curb deterioration outpaced the program. The bond program helped “catch up” on the backlog of repairs.  Linking curb replacement to street resurfacing also helps prioritize work using limited funding. 

2. Curb Patching:  Public Works Operations can repair deteriorated curb in response to customer complaints. Although not permanent, this is the most efficient and least costly method for repairs of small, isolated issues. Experience has shown that patches of any material may only last one to three years. This is due to the ongoing deterioration of the underlying concrete. As the concrete base comes apart, the patch material that is attached to it will also break apart.  If a patch fails, customers should contact Public Works again to repair the patched area.


Curb Bond Replacement Program Work Complete

1. 2010 Curb Bond Issue:  Approved by voters in November 2010, the curb bond issue program replaced large areas of curb deteriorated due to a process called D-cracking.  Moisture freezing and thawing in the concrete cause rapid cracking and disintegration of the curb in large area because of defects in the local aggregates commonly used to manufacture concrete. 

All work for the bond issue program is complete.  The City spent $9.76 million dollars to replace 543,000 linear feet of curb (103 miles) in 3 years, averaging 181,000 feet per year, along residential streets. 

The City will continue with its Annual Curb Replacement Program that supports the City's overlay and slurry seal programs.  This work typically ranges from 30,000 to 50,000 feet of curb replacement per year depending on the capital program budget. 


Schedule Update - Annual Curb Replacement Program

Fall 2016 Curb Repair Program

Construction for this year's annual curb program is expected to take place between August through November.  Curb replacement under this program will occur in areas scheduled to receive pavement maintenance in the form of a milling or overlay next summer.               


More Information about the City's Curb Replacement Programs

The City's Public Works Department manages curb replacement through three different programs.  Each program is designed to meet different needs efficiently and economically.

Transportation - Frequently Asked Questions


Frequently Asked Questions

For your convenience, here is a listing of common questions relating to the City of Lee's Summit curb repair programs.  To display the answer to a question, just click on the question and the answer will display below it.  If a question is not found, we encourage you to ask us a question.

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1. Who do I contact about replacing a residential curb?
2. I received a card that says my curb will be replaced. Can you give me a more def...
3. How do I get in and out of my driveway during the curb repair?
4. Where do I park my car during the curb repair?
5. What happens if sprinkler heads or lines are damaged during curb replacement work?
6. Who do I contact for questions about the current curb work near my house?
7. How do I contact the Public Works to report a problem or ask questions...
8. How will I be notified when curb work begins in my neighborhood?
9. I do not see my street on the curb repair map.  However, it looks like my c...