The city of Beaverton's Public Works Department will be busy with street overlay-paving projects this spring, with city crews working from through June to overlay 10 city streets.  

A street pavement overlay consists of grinding off some of the old asphalt and placing back compacted hot mix asphalt, including adjusting all utilities to the new street elevation, according to public works officials. The approach is designed to provide improved ride quality, reduce the overall cost of maintaining the street and noise levels, while adding curb appeal and value to homes in the neighborhood. Major resurfacing projects such as asphalt overlays are prioritized through the use of field inspections and pavement management software.

The spring street overlays are expected to be completed by June 30 pending dry weather. Notification letters are sent to affected neighborhoods two weeks prior to the beginning of each street overlay.

Roads scheduled to be improved include:

• Fifth Street from Griffith Drive to Maple Street

• Laurel Street from 103rd Avenue to the end of the street

• Imperial Drive from King Boulevard to King Boulevard

• Princess Avenue from King Boulevard to Imperial Drive

• Bel Aire Drive from Denney Road to Cynthia Court

• Electric Street, from Hocken Avenue to the end of the street

• Tualaway Avenue from Electric Street to TV Highway

• 155th Avenue from Bristol Lane to Beard Road

• Beard Road from 155th Avenue to Murray Boulevard

• 149th Place from Ruby Street to the end of the street.

The city's street construction crew maintains 220 miles of city streets, 24 bridges, 16 culverts and 14 miles of pedestrian paths.

For more information, contact the city's project manager, Debbie Martisak at 503-350-4084.

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