The City of Oregon City's (City) transportation plan system includes 144 miles of City-owned surface streets and alleys of varying size and capacity requiring periodic maintenance to keep them operational. Due to increased growth in Oregon City and reduced funding capacity from traditional sources, the city established a Pavement Maintenance Utility
Fee (PMUF) in 2007 to address street maintenance needs. The fees collected and deposited into the fund for the PMUF is used to fund future street maintenance projects.
Several high priority pavement maintenance projects have already been completed from 2008 through 2018 using the PMUF. After the first projects were completed and revenue increased through the phase-in process, the City collaborated with Murraysmith to develop an initial five year pavement maintenance plan to support continued effective use of the PMUF for maintenance work from 2012 to 2016. The original plan was used in three successive years through 2014 to 2015. Murraysmith again assisted the City with an update to the original plan to help staff manage future pavement maintenance needs for 2015 through 2019. The City currently has a version for 2020 through 2024.