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Bloomington Streets

The City of Bloomington created this web page to focus primarily on upcoming street/sidewalk projects funded through Local Motor Fuel Tax (LMFT). This is in addition to signage, flyers, social media posts, and press releases the City will provide in order to keep the public informed about street maintenance projects in the City. The revenue generated by the now eight-cent LMFT, and one-quarter of one percent of the Home Rule Sales Tax, is kept separate in a special fund that can only be utilized for this work.

Local Motor Fuel Tax and Home Rule Sales Tax collected in FY2020 to date total $2,407,619 Expenditures total $815,259.

Please note, there is a time lag between when LMFT is collected and when it is reported.

Resurfacing Project Updates: August 2, 2019

Post Date:08/02/2019 12:00 PM

Below is a list of updates for various resurfacing projects throughout Bloomington. Please use caution when traveling through these areas or any work zones. To view a map of all resurfacing planned for this fiscal year, click here

Market, Howard to Roosevelt

  • Underground utility castings have been removed for milling operations
  • New sidewalk ramps, curb and gutter, sidewalk, and driveway approach installation has begun at various locations

Gettysburg, Empire to Todd

  • Milling and resurfacing slated to start the week of August 6

Fairway, Empire to Oakland

  • Asphalt surface installation has been completed
  • Inspection has been completed
  • Pavement striping is completed

Main, Front to Mulberry

  • Asphalt surface installation has been completed
  • Inspection has been completed

Monroe, Madison to Center

  • Asphalt surface installation has been completed
  • Inspection has been completed
  • Pavement striping is completed

Monroe, Main to East

  • Asphalt surface installation has been completed
  • Inspection has been completed
  • Pavement striping is completed

Mulberry, Howard to Catherine

  • Underground utility castings have been removed for milling operations

Catherine, Locust to Market

  • All curb and gutter has been removed and replaced for milling operations

Mason, Mulberry to Monroe

  • Underground utility castings have been removed for milling operations
  • Milling operations have been completed from Market to Monroe

Mason, Washington to Jefferson

  • Underground utility castings have been removed for milling operations
  • Milling operations have been completed

Broadmoor, Oakland to Lincoln

  • All sidewalk ramps have been removed and replacement has been completed.

Definitions
Milling is removing the asphalt surface.
Leveling binder provides structural stability between the rock base and the final surface. This is the last step before installing the final surface. 
Resurfacing is the final step in the process where new asphalt is installed.

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Pavement Ratings
Public Works rates streets using the 10-point Pavement Surface Evaluation and Rating (PASER) system. In addition, the Department manages a regularly-updated, interactive, Geographic Information System map. Click here to view the interactive pavement rating map.



Asphalt and Concrete Projects and Funding Since FY 2014

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At the March 18, 2019 Committee of the Whole meeting, Staff gave a presentation highlighting asphalt and concrete projects and funding since FY 2014. Click here to view the presentation or watch the meeting video below.



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Resurfacing
The table below provides information about planned resurfacing work, timelines, and detailed information about each project area. Click the link on most of the street names to view a PDF that includes information about why the segment was selected for resurfacing this year as well as photos of the current condition of each street. A single document (linked below) includes all of these individual documents as well as the resurfacing plan map.

 STREET  FROM  TO EST. START DATE  EST. FINISH DATE
Broadmoor Dr Oakland Ave  Lincoln St  Started Early Fall
Catherine St Locust St  Market St 

Completed

Completed
 Devonshire Dr Washington St  Sheffield Dr  August 2019 Early Fall
 Camelot Dr Sheffield Dr  Washington St  August 2019 Early Fall
East Gate Pl Mercer Ave  Patterson Dr  August 2019 Early Fall
 Forrest St Morris Ave  thru Hinshaw Ave  September 2019 Mid-Fall
Fremont St Clayton St  Bunn St  August 2019 Early Fall 
 Gettysburg Dr  Empire St Todd  Dr  Completed Completed
Glenwood Rd Arrowhead Dr  cul-de-sac  October 2019 Late Fall
Kemmer Ln
 Mercer Ave Snyder Dr  August 2019 Early Fall 
Main St Front St  East St   Completed Completed
Market St Howard St  Roosevelt St  Completed Completed
Mason St Monroe St  Mulberry St  Completed Completed
Mason St Washington St  Jefferson St  Completed Completed
Monroe St Madison St  East St  Completed Completed
Mulberry St Howard St  Catherine St  Completed Completed
Sunset Rd Emerson St  Emerson St  September 2019 Late Fall
Thornwood Ln Airport Rd  Privet Ln September 2019 Late Fall 
Vernon Ave / GE Rd Towanda Ave  West of Hershey Rd  September 2019 Early Spring 2020
 Sheffield Dr  Devonshire Dr Camelot Dr   August 2019 Early Fall 

ALLEY  FROM  TO  TENTATIVE START DATE  ANTICIPATED FINISH DATE
Between Main St & Center St Monroe St South to parking lot  Completed Completed

Pavement Preservation
The City uses two types of pavement preservation: Reclamite and C85. Reclamite uses emulsion made up of specific petroleum oils and resins. The rejuvenating process keeps the pavement flexible, so both cracking and road fatigue are reduced. It also seals the pavement from air and water, slowing the oxidation process and reducing the loss of small aggregate.

C85 is a restorative seal that is intended for asphalt that has deteriorated beyond the point that Reclamite alone is an effective treatment method for the surface. C85 is a petroleum-based emulsion product that is covered in lime screenings in order to mend the asphalt surface, sealing cracks and filling in voids. The product is designed to be kneaded into the surface by vehicular traffic once it has been applied. C85 is designed to maintain its flexibility over time, which helps to reduce cracking and weathering.

The City of Bloomington will begin this year's pavement preservation efforts on October 14 and finish the work by October 25. This year's program includes 70 road segments throughout the city. Maps and lists of the planned work can be found here.

Staff will install temporary “No Parking” signs the week of the work on each street. Parking restrictions will be in effect from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the dates specified on each sign. Once the pavement preservation is installed, driveway access on each street will be restricted for up to 30 minutes, unless there is an emergency.

Sidewalk and Ramp Replacement
This program is designed to provide for construction of sidewalk ramps that are compliant with standards related to the Americans with Disabilities Act, other sidewalk repairs, and projects in which property owners voluntary enter a 50 percent cost sharing agreement.

The City is in its fifth year of its 10-year Sidewalk Master Plan. The funding level has equated to a service level envisioned in that plan. In the past, low funding levels meant patching problems, with Public Works having to leave other nearby problems unaddressed. In many cases now, the City is able to solve sidewalk problems for a half-block or entire block, rather than at just one property.

Vertical Displacement
The Department uses sidewalk grinding for its vertical displacement repair program. The work entails repairing sidewalk in which two adjoining panels are uneven by grinding to eliminate the displacement. The cost for this type of repair is a fraction of the cost of replacing one of the panels. Previously, grinding has been a pay item in the regular sidewalk contract, and the pay item is in this year’s regular sidewalk contract. However, the City is increasing use of grinding as a way to address sidewalk settlement in certain neighborhoods, primarily on the east side, where concrete is in good physical condition but displacement between adjoining sidewalk panels is common.