Street Resurfacing and Pavement Management
Pavement management is an ongoing program to resurface, rehabilitate, maintain, and restripe city roadways.
ROAD RESURFACING SCHEDULE FOR 2022
The City of Greenville’s annual street resurfacing program will soon be underway, with 11 miles of roadway scheduled to be resurfaced this year. Approximately 2.3 miles of City-owned streets and approximately 8.7 miles of SCDOT-owned streets will be resurfaced through the Greenville Legislative Delegation Transportation Committee's (GLDTC) Municipal Match Resurfacing Program, which provides a 50-50 match of GLDTC funds with funding from local municipalities. The City has allocated $3 million from its $32 million Neighborhood Infrastructure Bond (NIB) and approximately $500,000 from the General Fund, which GLDTC will match for a total of $6 million. The NIB was included in the City’s FY2021-2022 budget to allow significant investment in streets, sidewalks and public spaces without a tax increase and this will be the first round of NIB projects.
Beginning in mid-March, curb ramps on the first set of streets being resurfaced that do not meet accessibility requirements will be replaced. Once that work is complete, paving operations are expected to begin in early-to-mid April. The projects will be managed by GLDTC’s construction management group, COTRANSCO, and King Asphalt will be the contractor. Construction hours will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily and lane closures will be required. Detour signs will be posted and flaggers will be on-site to control traffic through the work zones.
The contractor typically posts signs 48 hours before work begins and residents are asked not to park on the affected streets. Residents are also asked to turn off sprinklers and avoid placing yard waste at the curb while paving operations are taking place. Existing speed humps will be replaced with the City’s standard speed humps once construction is completed.
Below are the street sections scheduled for resurfacing beginning in April:
- Old Augusta Road (Augusta Street to Shemwood Lane)
- Potomac Avenue (Augusta Street to Prosperity Avenue)
- Cleveland Street (Southland Avenue to East Faris Road)
- McAlister Road (Frederick Street to East Faris Road)
- Legrand Boulevard (Parkins Mill Road to McAlister Road)
- Celand Street (Ackley Road to Maco Terrace)
Additional streets scheduled for resurfacing this year include:
- North Main Street (Stone Avenue to Rutherford Road)
- Hampton Avenue (Academy Street to city limits)
- Keith Drive (Airport Road to East North Street)
- Butler Avenue (Buncombe Street to West Washington Street)
- Grove Road (Augusta Street to Brookway Drive)
- Rocky Slope Road (Woodruff Road to Halton Road)
- Halton Road (Rocky Slope Road to Mall Connector Road)
- Birnie Street Extension (East Main Street to city limits)
- Stall Street (Buncombe Street to Stratham Street)
- South Calhoun Street (Pendleton Street to city limits)
- North Calhoun Street (Pendleton Street to Markley Street)
- Holmes Drive (Dellwood Drive to Auburn Street)
- Twin Lakes Road (Chick Springs Road to White Oak Road)
- Auburn Street (Sewanee Avenue to North Pleasantburg Drive)
- United Way (Fairforest Way to end)
- Jenkins Street (Horton Street to Anderson Street)
- May Avenue (Hampton Avenue to Pinckney Street)
The City of Greenville owns and maintains approximately 260 centerline miles of streets and a primary responsibility of the Engineering Division is managing the City's Pavement Management Program, which includes street resurfacing, restriping and maintenance treatments.
Pavement Condition Index (PCI)
As part of this program, streets are typically assessed on a five-year basis and assigned a Pavement Condition Index (PCI) rating between 20 and 100. A PCI rating of 20 indicates the worst condition and a rating of 100 represents the best condition. Factors considered in determining a street's PCI rating include, but are not limited to, the street's functional classification, traffic volumes, surface condition, riding condition and structural condition.
Pavement preservation refers to programs and activities designed to enhance pavement performance by using integrated, cost-effective practices that extend pavement life, improve safety and meet road user expectations. This includes minor rehabilitation and maintenance treatments that can be employed on streets throughout their lifetime and are intended to extend the life of the pavement or slow down the rate of deterioration. These treatments can help raise a street's overall PCI and lower the overall life-cycle cost.
Street Resurfacing and Rehabilitation
Streets that have deteriorated beyond the point of maintenance and repair can be selected for street resurfacing or major rehabilitation. A street resurfacing project usually includes some combination of full depth patching, milling and asphalt overlays. Rehabilitation projects are selected for roads that have significant subgrade issues and require the complete replacement or reclamation of a street section.
Prioritization and Funding
Street resurfacing and maintenance is evaluated and prioritized based on an analysis of the PCI, street classification, development and utility scheduling, current market prices and available budget. Once all of these factors have been taken into consideration, the City selects road segments and treatments that will provide the most cost-effective method to improve the overall condition of City streets.
The resurfacing and pavement preservation programs are funded through a combination of the City's Capital Improvement Program and the Greenville Legislative Delegation Transportation Committee's (GLDTC) Municipal Match Resurfacing Program (MMRP). Streets funded through the MMRP are managed by the GLDTC's program manager. Streets that are not funded through this program are managed by City engineering personnel.
Scheduling of Work
When a street is selected for improvements, a tentative schedule and the name of the agency managing the work will be posted on the City's website.
A day or two before paving begins, the contractor will post signs on the street or distribute door hangers to let residents know that work is about to begin. While work is being done on the street, residents are asked not to park or place yard debris in the street.