On July 12, 2016 the City Council approved two construction contracts to overlay and slurry seal streets throughout the City as described in the staff report. In late August, this program was approved to proceed forward in designated areas of the City. Below is a brief update on the project, including the most current list of streets to be closed for street repairs.
October 10 Project Update
All of the streets scheduled for an overlay have been completed, along with the replacement of 67 curb ramp throughout the City. The micro-surfacing of Olsen Road and Kimber Drive have been completed, with striping and 17 miles of new a new Slurry Seal on select streets.
During construction, road closures and limitations on street parking and driving may be necessary. Access will be limited to some properties during construction. Street parking will be prohibited in certain areas 8AM-5PM. Seven day advance construction notice will be provided, but providing an exact date is not possible. A 48-hour "No Parking" notice for streets will also posted. Please stay clear of the coned areas for the safety of residents and construction workers.
The most current streets closure schedule is provided below.
To find out if your street is included, please access the online mapping tool. A list of Frequently Asked Questions is also provided below.
Project Time Frame:
This project started in August and will be finished by November 2016.
This project is funded by the City's portion of local gas tax, Federal and State Grant Funds, Developer Fee's, Enterprise Funds and General Funds. Additional information on the City's funding of programs are included in the City's 2016 Fiscal Sustainability Study.
1. What do I do if my trash pick-up is the day that my street is scheduled to be closed?
Your scheduled service day will not change, but service may be earlier in the day. If you have any additional questions please contact your trash service provider: Waste Management – (805) 522-9400 or E.J. Harrison & Sons – (805) 647-1414
2. Will my mail service be interrupted?
Your mail service will not be interrupted; your delivery time may be delayed on the day your street is closed.
3. When will/Why wasn't my street included in this year's pavement? My street has not received any treatment for several years. When is it scheduled to be resurfaced?
The City conducts a pavement evaluation every five years on every street in the City. The streets are given a pavement condition index number (PCI) from 1-100, one being the worst. This information is used to select potential streets for the overlay and resurfacing program. The potential streets are driven, photographed and ranked, then based on the fiscal year budget and ranking, a final list of streets is selected. The number of years between treatments of streets is not a factor in when your street is selected. It is solely based on pavement condition. Socioeconomic standing is not considered in street selection.
4. Why wasn't I notified of the construction happening on my street?
The City makes every effort to inform residents of upcoming street resurfacing. The project is announced in the newspaper, barricade signs are placed in affected neighborhoods with a website address for more information and written notifications are distributed to all residents by the contractor seven days prior to commencing. Additionally “NO PARKING/NO DRIVING” signs are placed for street closure a minimum of 48 hours before street closures occur.
5. I received a notice my street is scheduled for resurfacing, when is it going to happen?
The construction schedule is posted on this page and is updated regularly. For additional information email email@example.com or call 805 449-2487 Schedules are subject to change: weather, equipment and material supply dependent.
6. Why didn't the contractor come on the day posted for "NO PARKING/NO DRIVING"?
The contractor must post NO PARKING/NO DRIVING signs 48 hours in advance per contract with the City. The contractor places signs based on an average amount of material expected to be placed per day. Causes for delay may include but are not limited to: A. Weather – Many street materials are temperature dependent and cannot be placed if the ambient temperature is below 50⁰F and if the ambient temperature is above 100⁰F because the material placed will not cure properly. The pavement temperature must be above 55⁰F for the material to adhere. These conditions may cause delays in starting or finishing the scheduled streets for the day. B. Equipment Failure – The contractor is responsible for the maintenance and reliability of the equipment used to resurface streets. If equipment failure occurs, city staff works closely with the contractor to repair/replace equipment as soon as possible. This may cause delay, cancelation or rescheduling of selected streets. C. Material Delivery – All materials placed on streets are delivered on a daily basis by truck to the contractor. Although the contractor’s objective is to get enough material for the scheduled streets, manufacturing plants are located outside Ventura County. Traffic plays a major role in the delivery process, which may cause delays, cancelation or rescheduling of scheduled streets. D. Material Production – Material orders are placed in advance by the contractor for scheduled streets. The contractor relies on the manufacturing plant to produce sufficient material based on orders, which may cause the delay, cancelation or rescheduling of scheduled streets.
7. Am I restricted from driving on my street when it is closed?
If your street is scheduled for closure, you may not drive on the street. It is closed for the placement of material and curing time of the material. Please park your car on an adjacent street not posted for closure. Driving on a wet street may cause damage to your vehicle and the City reserves the right to charge a resident for the repair of the street caused by driving through the material.
8. Can I have my car in my driveway on the day my street is scheduled for closure?
Yes, as long as you are not on the street and you don’t drive on the street before the street is opened and dry approximately 8am to 5pm. Driving on a wet street may cause damage to your vehicle and the City reserves the right to charge a resident for the repair of the street caused by driving through the material.
9. How long will my street be closed?
Approximately 8am to 5pm. Driving on a wet street may cause damage to your vehicle and the City reserves the right to charge a resident for the repair of the street caused by driving through the material.
10. I have a disability and it is difficult to move my vehicle to an adjacent street.
Contact the Project Manager, Michelle McCarty at firstname.lastname@example.org or (805) 449-2477 with your concerns and to have arrangements made to accommodate your needs.
11. Someone drove through the wet material and made a mess, what should I do?
Contact the Project Manager to report damage. Michelle McCarty email@example.com (805) 449-2477. Please provide the following information: A. Street name B. Approximate house number/s or cross street and 3. Date and time of incident
12. Is it normal for the road to be so rough? It seems to be falling apart and there is loose gravel.
The material will smooth out as it is driven on, this usually takes six months to a year. Additional street sweeping will be scheduled for areas that are resurfaced.
13. Why is the existing curb ramp being replaced/reconstructed?
As of July 2013, the Department of Justice (DOJ) implemented new Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards that mandate the path of travel to be ADA compliant. Curb ramp alterations are required to be made to streets as they’re overlayed or resurfaced.
14. When will my street be striped?
The material must cure for a period of 14 days before the contractor can stripe the street. If additional street closures are necessary signs will be posted 48 hours in advance
15. Why aren't my streets being paved? I pay property taxes and my streets look terrible.
The City receives various funds for projects each fiscal year. The funds used for road repair do not come from property tax, they are funded by gas taxes and for this year, a $771,000 in state and federal grant funding.