Pavement Management Program

About the Program

The City of Elk Grove is responsible for the maintenance of approximately 1200 lane miles of roadway with over 89 million square feet of pavement. The goal of the Pavement Management Program is to maintain the city’s pavement in the best condition possible. Each year, preventive maintenance treatments are performed on various City streets. These treatment projects are intended to extend the life of the pavement and avoid more costly repair or replacement of streets. 

Road reconstruction is considered when preventive maintenance treatments are no longer cost-effective or feasible. In this case, several more days are required in order to resurface the road and or replace the entire roadway structural section. Additionally, the cost of reconstruction can be greater than 10 times the cost of preventive maintenance. 

The following links provide detailed information about various preventive and reconstructive maintenance treatments used by the City:

Preventive Treatments  Reconstructive Treatments
Crack Sealing
Slurry Seal
Chip Seal
Cape Seal
HMA Overlay
RHMA Overlay
Full Depth Reclamation


PCI MapThe city uses StreetSaver®, a Pavement Management Software, to monitor pavement conditions, help prioritize streets requiring resurfacing, and estimate costs of treatments and rehabilitation. StreetSaver® uses Pavement Condition Index (PCI) to classify roads based on their condition. The PCI scale ranges from 0 to 100 (poor to excellent condition), depending on severity of pavement distress. PCI values are one of the many factors used by StreetSaver® to help identify the appropriate resurfacing treatment for a given road.

City’s Approach

Pavement Prevention

Though funding amounts vary each year, the City’s approach is to allocate 75% of funds for preventive maintenance and 25% for reconstruction, whenever possible. This “Fix-it-First” approach of performing mostly preventive maintenance has been proven to extend the life of pavements effectively and is less costly than reconstruction. 

The City of Elk Grove is divided into 106 pavement management subzones. Preventive maintenance is typically performed to an entire subzone to maintain consistency of pavement conditions within neighborhoods and to limit the construction impact on residents. Reconstruction is performed where it is most needed and is too expensive to perform on a wide scale.  

5 Year List and MapIn order to maintain current PCI data, roads are inspected at varying intervals based on their type and traffic volume. Residential streets are inspected every 4 years. Arterial and Collector streets are inspected every 2 years due to higher traffic volumes. 

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Reports and Studies
Identified uses from these initial efforts include:


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Why is my street receiving maintenance even though it looks fine visually?

Preventive maintenance is performed to streets in order to preserve the pavement before significant damage occurs.


Can I use my driveway while work is being performed?

Pavement resurfacing typically requires road closures, which restrict access to and from driveways until the resurfacing is ready for traffic. This is usually completed over a 4-8 hour period during the day. Residents will be notified in advance of any road closures. If you need to use your vehicle on the day resurfacing is scheduled on your street, you should park on an adjacent street not scheduled for resurfacing and walk to and from your home and vehicle. You may also coordinate with construction workers to determine an estimated time of when construction will take place across your property if you need to utilize your driveway beforehand. After the treatment is performed, the road cannot be used until the material has set, typically 4-8 hours.

How can residents help to ensure successful completion of maintenance?

Move parked vehicles from streets during “No Parking” times. Do not run sprinklers or wash vehicles on your property during the day of resurfacing. Drive at limited speeds on newly placed material to prevent loose gravel and chips from dislodging.

How do I report a pothole or other deformity on my street?

Please call the City’s Public Works hotline (916) 478-2256

What comprises the budget for the program?

Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding the Pavement Management Program please call the City's Public Works Hotline (916) 478-2256 or submit your inquiry via email to