In 2008, a permanent street levy was passed and it provided the City with about $1,200,000 per year for street improvements. This money is used for curb replacement and street milling and repaving. We spend about $500,000 per year on curb replacement and about $700,000 on street repaving. With that $700,000, we can typically repave about 6 to 7 miles of roads per year. The City currently has about 180 miles of roadway within the City limits. By dividing the 180 by 6.5, that means that we can repave a road about every 25 years. 25 years is about the maximum amount of time you want to go for repaving a street. Some streets such as low traffic cul de sac’s can sometimes go longer.
About every 5 years we hired a specialized company that drives all of the roads in the City and they have the equipment to provide a rating for the condition of every road. We use this information as a guide to set up our yearly program. Before we finalize the yearly list of roads, we drive the lowest rated roads and we drive any roads that we get complaints about. This year’s program is now finalized. A portion of the roadway that you were referring to on Chambersburg Road is on our list and is shown on the map.