The Glendale City Council has approved a new road-paving contract that should help to improve the quality of the roads in the community.
The contract for the street improvements was awarded to M.R. Tanner, Sunland Asphalt, Cactus Asphalt and Southwest Slurry Seal. MakPro will provide public notices as well as have additional involvement in the project.
Javier Gurrola, principal engineer for the City of Glendale’s transportation division, told the Glendale Sun that the street paving is designed to be durable.
“By utilizing cost-effective treatments that have track records valley-wide and statewide, the city is investing in treatments that will last minimally five years to 12+ years,” he said.
There is significant value to having the road work performed for the residents of Glendale, Gurrola said.
“It’s difficult to gauge a precise amount, but because we have so many city-owned streets and not all of them are treated at once (instead treated over a period of 7 years),” said Gurrola. “This is also compounded by the fact that our City streets experience various levels of traffic volumes and not all were initially built to the same standard."
“As such, there will always be a need to perform basic maintenance such as asphalt patching and filling potholes. In general, once a street is treated, that street gets into a pavement preservation cycle every seven years. Ideally, any subsequent treatment beyond its initial treatment will be more cost-effective,” he added.
The city also hopes to reduce public complaints about the quality of the roadways and help to beautify all of Glendale, Gurrola said.