Ten alleys a year are reconstructed using recycled asphalt, which means better air quality.
Unpaved Roads and Alleys
The City's mission is to grade unpaved roads and shoulders once a year. This reduces the amount of dirt dragged out onto the streets by reconstructing 10 alleys a year using recycled asphalt.
The Streets Department maintains over 40 miles of road shoulders, and 3 miles of unpaved roads. Many of the road shoulders, and unpaved roads will be reconstructed with recycled asphalt. The recycled material is crushed and sized to produce a cost effective road base. The recycled asphalt reduces the amount of dirt dragged onto the streets. This also contributes to better air quality. This program and the mowing of road shoulders are very important to the health and safety of our customers who walk, bike, and drive.