How often do you get in your car to reach work, school, stores, restaurants, entertainment and so on? The City of St. Peters maintains 547 lane miles of streets for your transportation needs. The Street Department is responsible for all of our street and sidewalk repairs. When snow falls, the Street Department also heads the Snow Removal Team responsible for plowing snow and clearing ice. Learn more below about street maintenance in St. Peters:
Annual Pavement Maintenance
SEE PAVEMENT PROJECT UPDATES
DOWNLOAD THE 2021 PAVEMENT MANAGEMENT PROGRAM BOOK (pdf format)
The Street Department operates a Pavement Management Program 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 1-10, with
10 being the highest-possible rating. These ratings are entered into a
database. The lowest-rated streets receive the highest priority for maintenance.
The streets in our community are made of either asphalt or concrete. Approximately 195 lane miles (36 percent) of the streets are constructed of
asphalt and 353 lane miles (64 percent) 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
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.
Learn more about the sidewalk maintenance program by downloading the Pavement Management Book above.
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