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Road Restoration

Step 1
Analyze the condition of the roadways every year, on-site, with a computerized pavement management system.

Step 2
Combine the data gathered from the annual analysis with other information about each roadway, including:

Step 3
Create a prioritized list of roadway repair and maintenance projects based on the most cost-effective timing of repairs.

Step 4
Develop preliminary cost estimates for each likely project based on historic costs per lane mile.

Step 5
Compare the preliminary cost estimates with estimated budget amounts and group the projects into a five-year plan.

Step 6
Compare and, as needed, revise the five-year plan with project lists from other agencies and organizations that may need to work on the roadway, including the County Development Agency, County Water Environment Services and other utility providers.

This saves money, time and inconvenience to the public by reducing how often work is needed on a particular roadway.

Step 7
Group the final list of road projects into contract packages, taking into account road work not completed from the previous year and road work that will be needed in the following year.

Step 8
Combine the contract packages into projects within specific geographic areas and give other local agencies the chance to add their own projects to the packages.
In the past, the cities of Milwaukie, Oregon City, Canby, West Linn, Gladstone and Estacada have had roads paved through this process. This grouping of projects supports higher quality work at a lower cost:

A multi-phase construction process is used to do the actual road restoration.

The result is:

*Over time, oil in asphalt oxidizes and becomes brittle. County crews typically apply a chip seal to the roadway 7-10 years after the paving is completed to seal any small cracks that may be forming and restore a flexible surface to the roadway. This may be done two or three times during the life of the pavement.

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Transportation Maintenance

Phone number 503-557-6391
Address McCoy Building
902 Abernethy Road
Oregon City, OR 97045
Hours Monday to Thursday
7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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