Road and Safety Priorities
How does the City determine which roads to work on and how much work needs to be done?
Keeping Flagstaff streets safe is always a factor determining the priority of repairs.
The City will prioritize repairing the streets most in need of improvement. Concurrently, the City will prioritize streets where a delay will cause the street’s condition to materially deteriorate and significantly increase the cost to repair later.
The City is committed to cost effectiveness which often includes making utility improvements (water, sewer and stormwater) and minor pedestrian and bicycle improvements at the same time as the major street repairs. It is also cost effective for the City to schedule chip seal and street overlay projects so that work in one geographic area is completed within the same timeframe.
Full road reconstruction efforts will take more time to complete due to the significant design work and construction efforts related to building a new road and replacing water/ sewer/ stormwater infrastructure.