5 Year Pavement Rehabilitation Plan

UPDATE: To better serve the community and not rehab streets that are to be cut for the installation of the new fiber network, City Staff is rearranging the streets planned for reconstruction and/or maintenance. Out of respect for the community, and the communities Measure V funds, the street list for the Calendar year 2022-2025 is being reshuffled! 

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Rest assured WE ARE STILL REPAIRING STREETS, simply reorganizing the plan!

Following nearly two years of data gathering, the City of Ridgecrest has created a 5 Year Pavement Rehabilitation Plan which discusses the funding utilized, methods employed, and outlines both the historically completed maintenance, rehabilitation and paving, as well as the tentative plan for the next 5 years. 

Please note, this is a flexible plan that absolutely will fluctuate over time due to budgets, condition of individual roadways, or other unforeseen circumstances. There is every possibility if not certainty that one road will deteriorate on an accelerated level and need to be moved forward, or that utility work may require a delay for a roadway, etc.

The following YouTube link will bring you to the start of the presentation given to City Council by the (now retired) Public Works Director Bard Lower. 

Click HERE to view the presentation. 

Key Points

  • The City maintains 129 centerline miles of paved roadway; at a estimated value of $100 million. 
  • Since 2012, the City has resurfaced 50 centerline miles (39% of all roadways)/42% of the total road surface area.
  • The City's PCI (Pavement Condition Index, scale of 1-100), based on an evaluation of all City streets, has gone from 23.5 in 2011 to 54.9 in 2015 and 62 currently (2021).
  • Measure V is the single largest and primary funding source available to maintain City streets. 

Expected centerline miles completed by the end of November in the following years:

  • 2021: 59.1 centerline miles/46% of all roads; 48% of the total road surface area.
  • 2022: 71.6 centerline miles/56% of all roads; 57% of the total road surface area.
  • 2023: 79.9 centerline miles/62% of all roads; 63% of the total road surface.
  • 2024: 91.1 centerline miles/71% of all roads (both centerline miles and total road surface area).
  • 2025: 99.2 centerline miles/77% of all roads.
  • In addition to the above, substandard streets will begin to receive a desert mix and chip seal in 2022 and 2024.