City of Austin Performance Report 2014-15

Lane Miles of Preventive Maintenance Crack Seal Completed

Measure Description
This measure tracks the area of streets in lane miles treated with street preventative maintenance crack sealing.
Calculation Method
This measure tracks the sum of lane miles completed during the timeframe of October 1 through September 30.
FY 2014-15 Results
In FY 2014-15, 122.6 lane miles of preventive maintenance crack seal were completed, which exceeded the goal of 92.
Assessment of Results
The preventive maintenance crack seal goal is set based on what the “in-house” workforce can complete during the months between October and March.  Specific streets are identified for this work that total 92 lane miles. During this period of time, the “in-house” workforce also performs crack seal in preparation (“prep”) of streets to be seal coated between April and September. Since the seal coat target goal is 360 lane miles, the “in-house” workforce must complete 360 lane miles of “prep” crack seal. In recent years, some streets that had been planned for seal coat were deferred, with some due to utility conflicts but most due to new bike lane plans being prepared. As a result, the crack seal on these streets are counted as preventative maintenance crack seal and the 92 lane mile goal is exceeded.
Picture of construction crew performing preventive maintenance on roadway.
Next Steps
PWD is working closely with the bike program to identify affected seal coat streets earlier so that any street that has had “prep” crack seal will in fact be seal coated. PWD is also distributing a 5-year Service Plan that can be evaluated by utilities so that streets can be seal coated as programmed.
Contact Information
For more information contact David V. Magaña, P.E., Office of the City Engineer, at (512) 974-7042.