Peak Pavement Management System
2023-24 Street Resurfacing Contract
The Town currently maintains over 235 miles of streets on the Town's transportation system, and performs a Pavement Condition Survey every three years to prioritize future street resurfacing contracts. The pavement condition survey will be completed in summer 2023.
Based on the results of the survey and street resurfacing budget available, staff will prioritize the next resurfacing contract for Fiscal Year 2024. The project is anticipated to be advertised in late 2023, with work to begin in Spring 2024.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does the Town determine which streets to perform preservation maintenance and resurfacing?
The town contracts with a private firm every three years to obtain a pavement condition survey determining which streets need to be resurfaced, and what amount of work is required. From that report, a number of neighborhoods are selected for pavement preservation and/or asphalt resurfacing each year.
How long does asphalt pavement typically last?
The lifespan of asphalt pavement depends on a number of factors, including topography, drainage, material/construction deficiencies, utility work, expansion/contraction, traffic volume, heavy braking/turning movements, chemicals/petroleum spills, and neglect of prior preservation/maintenance. Properly maintained asphalt pavement should typically last between 20 and 30 years, or 25 years on average.
What tools does the Town use for pavement maintenance?
The town uses a wide variety of preservation methods and asphalt resurfacing in residential neighborhoods each year.
Crack Sealing - seals minor cracks to prevent water penetration into the underlying asphalt, stone, and soils. Crack sealing is generally used on streets 0-5 years old that are in relatively good condition with low distress and/or narrow crack widths.
Asphalt Patching - removal and replacement of small areas of pavement when the remainder of the street is in relatively good condition.
Asphalt Rejuvenation - a chemical applied that penetrates the asphalt well below the surface and revitalizes and restores components of the asphalt lost during production and the natural aging process. Asphalt rejuvenation is generally used on streets that are in good condition and have low distress and narrow crack widths.
Microsurfacing - a thin (1/4 inch) asphalt emulsion blended with finely crushed stone for traction, applied over the existing asphalt surface that preserves and protects the underlying pavement structure and provides a new driving surface. Microsurfacing is generally used on streets that are in fair condition and have low to moderate distress and narrow crack widths.
Asphalt Resurfacing - includes complete removal of the top layer of asphalt, asphalt patching of the worst areas of structural damage, and repaving a new top layer of asphalt surface. Asphalt resurfacing is generally used on streets that are fair to poor condition and have moderate to heavy distress, alligator cracking, and/or large crack widths.
What to Expect
- If your neighborhood is part of the current year’s schedule, you will receive notice 1-3 days prior to the start of work.
- Weather permitting, work will take 2-4 weeks to complete each street, and will typically be performed 7 am - 5 pm, Monday through Friday.
- Resurfacing work is performed in several phases. It should be expected to see days without active work between each phase due to contractor / subcontractor scheduling, or inclement weather.
- First Phase - Concrete work (curb ramp retrofits, curb and gutter repairs / replacement, etc.)
- Second Phase - Removal of top layer of asphalt and / or asphalt patching.
- Third Phase - Repaving of the top layer of asphalt and temporary pavement markings (where applicable).
- Fourth Phase - Final pavement markings (where applicable).
- Resurfacing is typically conducted on cul-de-sacs and side streets first, then primary neighborhood streets last. This is to allow the contractor to slowly move from the deepest areas of the neighborhood in an outward direction, to the main entrances. This order of operations helps to minimize damage of new asphalt by reducing heavy equipment and dump truck traffic after each street is completed.
Curb Ramp Retrofits
- Per the Town’s 2022 ADA Transition Plan and in accordance with guidance from the
US Department of Justice and Federal Highway Administration, all streets being resurfaced shall include removal / replacement of any curb ramps not meeting current standards with current Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Public Right of Way Accessibility Guidelines (PROWAG).
- In many cases, non-compliant ramps require complete concrete removal and replacement in order to ensure they meet ADA guidelines.
- Property owners should flag any irrigation sprinkler heads / lines that are located near or next to existing sidewalks.
- While the contractor will work carefully to avoid irrigation heads / lines, any impacts to private irrigation inside public right of way are not subject to replacement by the Town (ref: Sec 18-25 of Town of Apex Code of Ordinances)
During the Project
- You will have access to your driveway at all times.
- Solid waste collection and postal delivery services will not be interrupted by this work.
- Please do not park along the street while the project is underway. If necessary, vehicles will be moved to complete the work.
- Drive slowly (5 miles per hour) if you enter a freshly paved area, and avoid turning abruptly.
- Please keep all yard debris out of the street / curb.
Recently Completed Resurfacing Projects
2022 Resurfacing Contract
This contract includes additional curb ramp work. Work has been completed in the following neighborhoods for the 2022 resurfacing contract: Abbington, Cameron Park, Carriage Downs.
2021 Resurfacing Contract
Work was completed for this contract for the following neighborhoods: Brittany Trace, Charleston Village, Dogwood Ridge, Greenbrier, Homestead Park, Hunter Valley, Justice Heights, Kelly West, Meadows at Walden Creek, Montclair, Pearson Farms, Perry Farms, Salem Woods, St James Village, Sugarland Run, Surrey Meadows, Sutton Place, Walden Creek, Woods at Walden Creek