The City of Siloam Springs’ Public Works Department has developed this street maintenance and repair plan to proactively approach street deterioration in the short-term and improve the integrity of its streets over the long-term. The plan is focused on the principle that preventive and rehabilitative street maintenance is more cost effective than reconstruction. While there are going to be sections of streets that will require reconstruction, the concept is that preventive maintenance is the application of the right treatment on the right street at the right time to save or delay further large expenditures.
There are 114 miles of streets in the City. This plan addresses the condition of each along with a rating matrix. The street ratings range from five being excellent condition, four being good, three being fair, two being critical and one being lost or poor.
This plan also addresses sidewalks. There are approximately 57 miles of sidewalk in the City. They are addressed in this plan as well. For now, the targeted area will be from Dogwood to Hico streets and from Cheri Whitlock to Jefferson Street. This area was assessed in October 2017 by Precision Safe Sidewalks. Due to the number of repairs that are needed in the described area and the cost associated with those repairs, it was decided to focus on this area for the sake of the report. More areas will be added later when more sidewalks are assessed.
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