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2018-2022 Paving Program

Project Description

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City of Lynnwood has approximately 95 miles of roadways, encompassing over 2 million square yards of asphalt and concrete surfacing. The value of the City’s road network, not including the value of the land, is approximately $88.8 million. Preservation of existing roads and street system has become one of the City’s priorities. To make use of available fund designated for pavements,  in 2016, the City hired a pavement management survey firm to survey, assess the City’s pavement system and create a pavement management system. City of Lynnwood’s 2016 Pavement Management Analysis Report can be found here. Pavement management is the process of planning, budgeting, funding, designing, constructing, monitoring, evaluating, maintaining, and rehabilitating the pavement network to provide maximum benefits within available fund. This process seeks the most cost-effective way to balance preservation with replacement of existing pavement surfaces. 

City of Lynnwood’s 5-year pavement management program strives to make the most effective use of our resources to  preserve and upgrade the overall condition of the City’s streets. Streets included in our annual paving projects are carefully evaluated through our pavement management program and field-verified by our Operation and Maintenance staff as well as our Capital project development staff. Various methods to rehabilitate streets are also evaluated to be targeted to specific street needs.  Annual pavement condition assessments helps City staff select the type and timing of maintenance and rehabilitation to maximize their effectiveness. When selecting streets each year to be paved, the following criteria are considered:

  • Street condition (pavement condition index rating)
  • Cost and cost effectiveness of treatment
  • Street Classification (Arterial, collector, residential, etc.)
  • Traffic volume (including transit, freight, pedestrian, and bicycle)
  • Grants and other funding opportunities
  • Utility coordination and locations grouping for efficiency

To manage the system’s backlog of deferred maintenance within limited budget, the City has to make tough choices between streets with similar paving needs. We focus pavement rehabilitation on busy arterial streets and collectors to ensure street repair dollars reach the greatest number of users. In addition, all overlay projects include upgrading existing curb ramps to American Disabilities Act (ADA) standards. We also consider the possibility to coordinate paving work with other street, water, sewer, and underground utility preservation and improvement works. 

Program Funding: This program is primarily funded through the Transportation Benefit District including vehicle licensing fee and sale tax revenue.

Map: 2018 Analysis Result (Updated December 2017): 2018-2022 Paving Program

Annual Paving Program:

Project Manager

Nicholas Barnett, P.E.
Project Manager

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information updated 3/21/2019