The City of Geneva's annual Street Improvement Program typically runs from spring into early fall each year. The Public Works Department's Engineering Division regularly assesses street conditions to determine which roads are in need of the most repair. Projects also are coordinated with Water Division for underground water/sewer infrastructure upgrades.
The map and "Quick Links" on this page will provide more information on future projects and the latest construction updates.
The intrusion of water into the stone base of a roadway accelerates the degradation of the asphalt/concrete pavement. The repetitive freezing and thawing of the water cause the pavement to break up creating a pothole. The crack sealing operation is intended to slow the water intrusion and prolong the life of the pavement. Ideally, the crack sealing operation should occur two to five years after a roadway is paved.
A typical crack sealing operation consists of a routing machine that is maneuvered to follow the existing crack, and this routing creates a uniform depth/width crack to accept the hot asphalt sealer material. The routed crack is blown out with compressed air to remove loose debris, and then the asphalt sealer is squeegeed into the routed crack to fill it. The asphalt sealer is allowed to cool until it hardens for traffic.
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