Department Page | Curb Evaluation Criteria
The Public Works Department currently uses three programs to repair or replace curb.
1. Curb Bond- Approved by voters in November 2010, this program is to replace curb in entire neighborhoods that are deteriorating due to a process called D-cracking (which can affect exterior concrete exposed to moisture, freezing and thawing. D-cracking occurs when the gravel, or aggregate, in the concrete absorbs water, and then cracks as the water expands during freezing).
2. 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 is the most efficient use of funds and provides the best completed project. Unfortunately, annual funding has limited the amount of curb that could be replaced and curb deterioration outpaced the program. The bond program will help ”catch up” on the backlog of repairs.
3. 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 for 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.
Schedule Update - Curb Bond Replacement Program Phase 4
Curb Bond Replacement Phase 4 Map
The fourth and final phase of the curb program November 2010 bond issue will begin soon. The curb bond program will have replaced 533,000 feet of curb (101 miles) when finished later this year.
The construction for 2013 will begin in late May. The work will remove and replace approximately 104,000 linear feet (20 miles) of curb and sidewalk in 15 neighborhoods. The work will be completed by mid-November. All area numbers indicated on the map are for identification purposes only and do not indicate the sequence in which the work will be completed.
A list of the neighborhoods on schedule for curb work are shown below. This page will be updated periodically to reflect the start dates for each neighborhood as they are announced.
Monarch View (May 28th)
Meadows at Summit Ridge Villas (May 28th)
Stoney Creek (May 28th)
Oaks Ridge Meadows
Summerset at Charleston Park
Bent Tree Bluffs
Schedule Update - Annual Curb Replacement Program
FY14 Annual Curb Replacement Map
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.