Interim Public Works Director
Assistant City Engineer
520 Main Street
Phone: (816) 331-4331
Fax: (816) 331-6973
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
2019 Street Preservation Project
The streets included in the 2019 Street Preservation Program are from the Preliminary Street List discussed below. The 2019 Street Preservation Project began on July 23, 2019. This work includes asphalt mill and overlay and base repairs and is estimated to be completed over the next 3 to 6 weeks. Construction is currently underway in West Belton, followed by Central Belton and Northeast Belton. The estimated cost for these repairs is approximately $3,491,000, with approximately $2 million dollars in repairs to be completed this summer followed by the remainder of streets completed after the City receives the bond funds in October 2019 (weather permitting). Click on 2019 Street Preservation Project Map for selected streets for summer 2019.
Belton Streets PCI Rating
Belton partnered with Stantec Consulting Services, a nationally acclaimed company, to evaluate the pavement condition of City streets. Stantec drove each street in Belton with a specialized truck equipped with laser cameras and GPS to measure and evaluate roughness and pavement distresses, such as potholes, rutting, alligator cracking, etc. per industry standards. This data was used to develop a Pavement Condition Index (PCI) for each street segment. The overall PCI for Belton streets is "46", which equates to a "poor" condition. Click on PCI Rating Map for City streets.
Preliminary Streets List
Belton's PCI and other supplementary data were used as the basis for determining a preliminary list of streets to be repaired over the next 3 to 4 years using Proposition R street bond funds in the amount of $13.75 million. Because the overall condition of Belton's streets is "poor" based upon the PCI, most of the streets need immediate repair. Staff partnered with Stantec to develop a process for determining a preliminary project list. This process included the following factors using a "worst first" approach:
- Repairing the "failed" streets that were mainly in residential areas and adding adjacent streets with the worst conditions to group improvements for continuity and more visual appeal;
- Prioritizing streets based on roughness, rideability, and site reconnaissance when streets had the same PCI;
- Ensuring that projects were distributed throughout all Wards in Belton.
The preliminary plan is estimated to cost around $11 million and includes 39.52 lane miles based on approximate costs and quantities for pavement resurfacing and base repair. Staff is in the process of walking each street to measure actual quantities of curb and gutter and base repair in order to finalize costs. Costs will also need to be included for maintenance and bond financing. If there are remaining funds, additional streets will be added to use the entire $13.75 million approved by voters. Click on Preliminary Street Preservation Map.
Prior to scheduling projects, Staff will evaluate field conditions, such as storm sewer pipe under the street, and complete any needed repairs before the new asphalt is placed when appropriate and feasible.