Street operations work daily to maintain The City’s street network, which consists of 164 center-line miles of streets within the Redmond Urban Growth Boundary. This equates to 328 lane miles. Street's philosophy is that it is better to treat streets with lower-cost, preventative maintenance treatments, such as Seal Coats, Slurry Seals, Chip Seals, and Crack Seals, and extend their life cycle before the street condition deteriorates to a state where it requires more costly rehabilitation and reconstruction treatments.
Seasonal Road Maintenance Projects
Warm weather means Redmond street crews will be out making road repairs. It also means event season is in full swing. Work for the current year is expected to be completed by October and includes Asphalt Overlay, Hot Oil Chip Seal, Slurry Seal, Surface Seal Coating and Crack Sealing.
As winter approaches the Street Operations monitor weather reports and moves to a winter work schedule as part of the Snow and Ice Plan. Because emergency routes need to be kept open for the hospital, fire and police, these roads take priority for snow removal and sanding. Following in priority are the arterial and major collectors, minor collectors, residential through streets, and finally, cul-de-sacs.
Street Operations employees are responsible for numerous activities that promote safe use of streets and beautification of the City. Other maintenance activities which you will see going on at various times throughout the year include:
The Fleet Services Division provides repair and maintenance to over 490 City fleet vehicles and equipment, worth over 20 million dollars in total asset cost. In addition, they are responsible for the maintenance of small engine pieces (weed eaters, blowers, chainsaws, generators, etc.) for all City departments. The Division serves Police, Public Works, Airport, and some outside agencies such as Cascades East Transit (CET) and Redmond Fire & Rescue. Fleet Services provides support for procurement, technical data, and auctions of surplus vehicles and equipment while providing a full fabrication shop. The team of six certified mechanics processed over 1,300 work orders in 2018, totaling more than one million dollars worth of repairs. Fleet Services is extremely dedicated to maintaining the City’s fleet and serving all agencies with pride and ownership.
Questions or comments, please contact:
Brad Haynes, Street Operations Supervisor
City of Redmond Public Works Department