Blue Springs, Mo. – Starting this week, Stantec Consulting Services will begin surveying every public street and City-owned parking lot in Blue Springs. No major street closures or detours are expected as a result of this surveying process. The process is expected to last 10-14 days.
Stantec Consulting Services is an international company that surveys roadways, analyzes data and creates reports to help communities strategically manage and maintain infrastructure for sustainable growth and development. Blue Springs will be one of the first cities in Eastern Jackson County to participate in the Stantec Street Survey process.
During this survey, Stantec will evaluate the City’s pavement using vans outfitted with laser equipment; they will be auditing the pavement of every street and City-owned parking lot.
Once the initial onsite survey is complete, Stantec will compile the findings into a comprehensive report cataloging the city’s current pavement conditions with recommended maintenance schedules and suggested funding levels. This report is anticipated to be completed in November 2016 and will be used as a guide in the City’s street preservation and maintenance program. A computerized model is also included to help with financial decisions related to road maintenance treatments and strategies.
Since 2008 the City has been implementing a systematic street overlay program. This annual maintenance program assesses the surface integrity of our streets and, if necessary, repaves them and makes concrete repairs to existing curbs and sidewalks. Streets are evaluated based on asphalt condition, traffic volume and age with work being distributed evenly throughout the three City Council districts. The new model will be another tool that can be used in the street rehabilitation program.
More information about the street overlay program, visit www.bluespringsgov.com/streets
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