What kind of street treatments are available?
  • Crack sealing - Injection of hot tar or asphalt into cracks and paving seams.
  • Slurry Seal - Very thin layer of liquid asphalt and sand used to seal street surfaces (cost is typically less than $2 per square yard).
  • Micro Chip Seal - A thin layer of hot asphalt is applied to the street surface then small gravel is applied and leveled and compacted into place.
  • Overlay - A new layer of asphalt or concrete, which adds structural strength and seals the surface. Often grinding or inlays are needed to match pavement grades or remove severely distressed pavement (cost ranges from $6 to $16 per square yard, depending on the overlay thickness and preparation).
  • Reconstruction - The most expensive street treatment, reconstruction entails extensive street repair work that involves excavating the existing street and rebuilding gravel road base and surface layers (cost ranges from $35 to $55 per square yard depending on the pavement section and preparation).

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1. How current are the answers to these frequently asked questions?
2. What is a Pavement Maintenance Utility Fee?
3. How does the Pavement Maintenance Utility Fee work?
4. Why a Pavement Maintenance Utility Fee in Oregon City?
5. What kind of street system do we have?
6. Why is there a need for timely maintenance of Oregon City's streets?
7. Where and how will our Pavement Maintenance Utility Fee dollars be spent?
8. What kind of street treatments are available?
9. How is the fee determined?
10. How much can l expect to pay?
11. Why does the Institute of Traffic Engineers (ITE) recommend using a value of 9.6 trips per day for single-family residential properties?
12. What if I don’t agree with how the City calculates my fee?
13. Will there be hardship waivers?
14. What about fees that the county and state talk about?
15. Why are so many cities charging a street maintenance fee? What other Oregon cities have a Transportation Utility Fee?
16. Who can I contact for questions regarding the Transportation Utility Fee?