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The City of Pocatello’s Street Operations Department is detailing which Gate City streets should be getting a facelift in 2016.
Recently, the department released its Yearly Paving Plan. The outline shows which roadways should be completely resurfaced or will receive a chip seal, a fog-seal, or a micro-seal treatment. This year the department will be looking to treat roughly 36 miles of city streets.
“Pavement management is all about applying the right process to the roadway at the right time,” said Tom Kirkman, Street Operations Superintendent. “By utilizing the proper treatment, you can extend the useful life of the road and save taxpayer dollars.”
Last year, city crews were able to resurface 44 miles of streets. In total, Pocatello has more than 260 miles of roads.
“City staff are always researching new technology and ways to improve our road system,” said Michael R. Jaglowski, PE, Public Works Director. “With costs varying from roughly 30 cents per square yard for fog sealing to about $9 per square yard in the case of completely paving a street, it pays to explore all avenues of repair.”
To see if your street will be getting worked on, visit pocatello.us/448/Yearly-Paving-Plan.
While the plan is a guide for the work that should be completed in 2016, officials would like to remind residents that inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances could lead to some projects being postponed or canceled.