Answering your road maintenance questionsby Daily Web TV Team | 152 days ago | 498 page views
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The City of Vaughan has grown at an unprecedented rate over the last 20 years and with growth comes an increased demand on infrastructure such as our roads.
In Vaughan, there are over 950 kilometers of roads that are managed by the City’s Engineering and Public Works Commission. Working within a budget funded through tax dollars, the City is responsible for maintaining the roads in a safe manner based on sound engineering practices. Road maintenance and reconstruction raise many questions from residents. Here are some of the most common questions residents ask the City’s Engineering and Public Works Commission.
Why isn’t my street being fixed first, when it’s been here the longest?
In 2007, Council approved the Pavement Management Program to ensure the entire road network was properly maintained.
Road conditions are measured against an established list of criteria in order to identify and prioritize preventative maintenance, pavement preservation, road rehabilitation and reconstruction activities.
To have roads last as long as possible, at the lowest cost, the Program delivers effective treatments to the roads at the appropriate time to keep them in good condition.
Why is the neighbours’ curb being replaced and not mine?
While the City would like to fix all the curbs, the cost is simply too great. To address the immediate curb structural concerns, the City has implemented curb replacement and rehabilitation guidelines that will help address resident expectations.
These deficiencies include:
- More than two major stress cracks per driveway
- Any standing water along the curb line or gutter
- Offset curb lines
- Differential settlement
- Curbs that don’t meet City standards
- Any missing curb line sections
- And other defects that affect structural integrity or public safety
During construction will damages be fixed?
Driveways disturbed during curb or curb and gutter replacements will be restored to match the existing driveway. In addition, the area of the driveway between the curb and sidewalk will be completely replaced, while any additional driveway replacements will be the responsibility of the property owner.
My landscaping was ruined, will that be fixed?
Any landscaping on private property landscape damaged during construction will be replaced or restored to the pre-existing condition. However if it is on city property then its up to the home owner to replace.
My sprinkler system isn’t working now, will that be fixed?
Sprinkler systems located on private property that are damaged during construction will be repaired at no cost to the home owner. However, sprinkler systems located on City property that are damaged during construction will be the responsibility of the property owner to repair.
For more information on how the City of Vaughan maintains the roads, contact the City’s Engineering Services Department at 905-832-2281 or visit www.vaughan.ca.