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Some streets require more than a new top layer. Once a street has been identified for repair, staff coordinates with major utilities, such as water and wastewater, and other franchised utilities, such as gas and fiber, to see if the lines below ground need to be replaced. Staff then works to coordinate with these utilities to ensure that all necessary repairs are made before the street is resurfaced or reconstructed. This reduces the chances that a street will be resurfaced only to have construction again soon after.
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Two factors are taken into consideration when trying to determine whether or not a street needs to be repaired or replaced.
The first is to determine the Overall Pavement Condition Index (OCI). This is determined by using specialized equipment to collect data that is uploaded into a software program which analyzes the information and calculates a condition rating from 0 (worst) to 100 (best). The pavement assessment program also makes recommendations on what type of treatment needs to be done to the street to improve its overall condition (see above for construction types).
The second factor is a field inspection by City of Denton Streets Department staff. During this inspection, the staff will determine if temporary repairs need to be made. You may see a specialized City truck measuring the OCI of your street.