The overlay program is the largest project done each year using funding provided by Street Sales Tax revenue. It is instrumental in accomplishing the Independence For All Strategic Plan Quality Goal. The project engineering begins by utilizing the City’s Pavement Management System that identifies appropriate sections of street based on the condition. City staff then reviews each section in the field to gather information necessary to develop the bidding documents for the project to go out for competitive bids. Prior to the project being bid out, an estimate is made to verify that the project is expected to be done within the available funding. The project is also coordinated with all necessary utilities in order to avoid conflicts and minimize disruption where possible.
In order to secure the best costs for the program, it is essential to bid the project out as early in the year as possible. Our goal this year is to be ready to bid the project by the end of March 2019.
Staff seeks approval from the Council to finalize the proposed street locations prior to advertising the project for bids.