Public Service & Engineering Divisions 

Annual Pavement Repair Program

The 2018 program will be the 6th year of the 10 year renewal millage approved in August 2012.  The Department of Public Works evaluates the condition of the City’s roads and prepares a proposal to be approved by the Livonia City Council.  Interested citizens are invited to communicate their concerns at the Citizen’s Advisory Committee on Roads annual public hearing held prior to approval.  Consultants then prepare, plan and administer the program according to specifications.

Road repairs are divided into three (3) categories:  RECONSTRUCTION, REHABILITATION or MAINTENANCE.  Based on the Pavement Surface Evaluation and Rating (PASER) determines the treatment techniques.  PASER Rating is based on a number system, 1 through 10 with 1 being the worst and 10 being the best.  Other factors along with the PASER Rating to determine the locations for repair include the following:  proposed water main or sanitary sewer maintenance or replacements, tree removal and replacements and other road proposed improvements by the Michigan Department of Transportation or Wayne County in the vicinity.

PASER Maps (36 Sections) within the City of Livonia, current as of 2018. PASER ratings for the 370 miles under the jurisdiction of the City of Livonia will be conducted again in the Summer of 2020 to update the PASER Maps. An article from Michigan’s Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) from July 2010 describes the PASER Rating and the numbers.  Guidelines for Concrete and Asphalt PASER Descriptions for Rating are provided for reference.

A list of the proposed locations for the 2018 program are linked below.

2018 Road Repair Program–Concrete & Asphalt Map with concrete and asphalt street schedule for road repairs.  The asphalt program consists of $2.5 million in repairs and concrete program consists of $3.7 million in repairs for a total amount of $6.2 million for 2018.  Please note that the lists are subject to change based on costs and available funding.  For current information on projects, contact the Engineering Division at (734) 466-2571. 

2019 Road Repair Program–Concrete & Asphalt Map The list of street segments are available to view. The anticipated budget is $8.2 million of which $3.4 million will be used toward asphalt repairs and the remaining balance of 4.8 million on concrete. Notice of meeting is scheduled on Thursday October 25th 2018 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss concerns on issues relating to roads under City of Livonia jurisdiction to Citizen Advising Committee on Roads.

Reconstruction
Total reconstruction of a road segment consists of removal and replacement for both concrete and asphalt requires a PASER Rating 1 to 3. Underdrains will be provided to reduce water from below the ground and prolong the pavement life.  Sidewalk ramps will be provided meeting ADA compliance.  


Rehabilitation
For both concrete and asphalt roads, Rehabilitation consists of the removal and replacement of failed sections of concrete or asphalt road and the placement of a 2.5-inch asphalt cap or pulverizing existing asphalt pavement and placing a 3-inch asphalt cap.  Based on the cross section for asphalt roads consisting of concrete curb and gutter, sections of deteriorated concrete curb will be identified and removed, especially near drainage structures in order to provide positive drainage.  New drainage structure inlets / covers will be provided in the areas of replacement.

Maintenance
For concrete roads, Maintenance techniques consist of the removal and replacement of selective sections of concrete road segment typically consisting of less than 30% of the total road segment.  In some areas, underdrain will be placed and trees removed to accommodate this treatment.  For asphalt roads, Maintenance techniques consist of the placement of a 1.5-inch asphalt cap over a road segment with minimal if any removal, including crack repairs.