This year’s street resurfacing projects are scheduled to take place over the next few weeks, which are funded from County transportation sales tax and State Gas Tax funds. Slurry seal treatments will take place next week. Those streets include the neighborhood consisting of Sycamore Street, a portion of Second Street, Maple Street, Pine Court, Oak Court and Beach Street. Slurry seal of Heritage Court and a portion of San Antonio Drive are also included. Street grind and overlay projects will take place the following week, beginning on November 18th. The streets to be fully resurfaced this year include Vanderhurst Avenue from King Street to Ellis Street and the 300 and 400 blocks of Ulrey Street. Residents of all streets impacted will be notified when the work will take place on their block. In addition, striping of centerlines, crosswalks and stop bars throughout King City will begin this week.
The City’s streets are an important investment and can save a lot of money in the long-run if maintained correctly. The City recently developed a Pavement Management Program, which assessed the condition of every street and uses a computer model to determine the most cost effective schedule for upgrades. The plan proposes to gradually resurface a few of the worst streets each year, while at the same time applying slurry seal treatments to those in better condition to prevent them from reaching the point where they need to be resurfaced.