The Street Department operates a Pavement Management Program (PDF) to help determine which City of St. Peters streets are most in need of repairs. As part of this program, each street in St. Peters has its condition rated on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the highest-possible rating. These ratings are entered into a database. The lowest-rated streets receive the highest priority for maintenance.
Asphalt & Concrete Repair
The streets in our community are made of either asphalt or concrete. Approximately 195 lane miles (36%) of the streets are constructed of asphalt and 353 lane miles (64%) are constructed of concrete, for a total of 547 lane miles.
Asphalt street repairs range from sealing cracks with a rubberized asphalt material, patching potholes with asphalt material, to completely paving over the street with asphalt. If the street is scheduled to be overlaid with a new surface layer of asphalt, any damaged curbs will be replaced first. Then, a two-inch layer of asphalt will be removed using a milling process so that when the new surface is put down, it will be even with the existing concrete gutter.
Concrete streets consist of a series of concrete slabs. These slabs expand and contract due to the weather, causing wear and tear on the joints between slabs. Maintenance can involve sealing cracks and worn joints with a rubberized asphalt material, patching potholes with an asphalt filler, or completely replacing concrete slabs.
Sidewalk Maintenance Program
Similar to the street maintenance program, the City of St. Peters regularly inspects and repairs sidewalks. St. Peters maintains 95 miles of public sidewalks and 507 accessible ramps along streets throughout the City, including both residential and commercial areas. We believe it's important to provide high-quality surfaces for pedestrians, the same as we do for cars.