Road Resurfacing and Preservation Program: We’re Coming – May to October 2016

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Road Resurfacing and Preservation Program: We’re Coming – May to October 2016

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Gisele Shaw

Gisele Shaw

Gisele Shaw is the Manager of Corporate Communication for the town of Oakville since 2002. Prior to working for the town she worked for Halton Region as a communications specialist. She is a graduate of Humber College.

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The town’s annual Road Resurfacing Program is aimed at rehabilitating and improving the driving surfaces of Oakville’s roadways. Localized repairs to both curbs and sidewalks are also included as part of this program.

The 2016 program calls for the repairing of 61 roads, spanning over 24 kilometres, and will run from mid-May through the end of October.

To find out if your road is part of this 2016 Road Resurfacing and Preservation Program check out the map or road listing:

  1. 2016 Road Resurfacing and Preservation Program maps (pdf, 1.3 MB)
  2. 2016 Road Resurfacing and Preservation Schedule

Phases of the project

Road Resurfacing takes approximately three to five weeks to complete and is typically done in six separate phases.

Phases include Localized Concrete repairs, Full or Partial Depth Asphalt Removal and Grading,

, Final Layer Asphalt Placement. The sixth and final phase – Sod Restorations, is typically completed in September/October when the temperature and weather conditions are more favorable for sod placement.

For more details about each phase visit our Road Resurfacing Program – The six phase cycle page

Resurfacing – Questions and Answers
Visit our Questions & Answers page for more information

Background and Candidate road selection process
Since 1997, the town has utilized a pavement management software system to manage the condition of its road pavement network for approximately 705 centerline kilometres of roads. This software models, analyzes, and prioritizes all road pavement sections within the town based on technical field survey condition data that is collected on a regular basis. This system is logically designed to guide the town in developing a comprehensive, cost-effective annual road resurfacing and preservation program. This pavement management system provides the ability to model existing and predicted pavement deteriorations and was adopted by the town and surrounding municipalities to ensure consistency.

Candidates selected for the Road Resurfacing and Preservation Program are based on a structured selection process approved by Council. For more information, download the following document:

Road selection process flow chart (pdf, 550 kB)

Every road section is scored a Pavement Quality Index (PQI) rating on a scale of 1 to 100, with 100 being the highest performance rating a road can score which would be a newly constructed roadway. This PQI is calculated from the collected field survey data which comprises ride comfort, surface distress and structural adequacy of the pavement. PQI ratings provide the town a comprehensive decision-making tool when deciding which road sections would be candidates for rehabilitation and/or resurfacing.

The town’s goals are to have PQI ratings of 65 or higher for all arterial and collector roadways, and 50 or higher for all local residential roadways. Roads that decline below these ratings tend to require more extensive rehabilitation to return the roadway to an acceptable level, such as complete asphalt removal and replacement, or complete reconstruction.

Budget for the Road Resurfacing and Preservation Program
The 10-year capital forecast (pdf, 199 kB) includes Council’s current 10-year funding plan for the Road Resurfacing and Preservation Program.

Due to the significant backlog of roads that are below the desirable PQI, the percentage of deficient roads will peak in 2017, than as program funding continues to rise throughout the forecast, the percentage of deficient roads will start to decline.

The pavement network performance graph (pdf, 70 kB) compares the current budget scenario to a scenario where the pavement network performance would be if no funds were allocated to road rehabilitation. The result shows that approximately 50 per cent of the roads would fall below the desirable PQI by 2025..

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