Street Resurfacing and Pavement Management

Market Point Connector - photo of completed street

The pavement management program is an ongoing program to resurface, rehabilitate, maintain, and restripe city roadways as needed.

The City of Greenville owns and maintains approximately 260 centerline miles of streets and a primary responsibility of the Engineering Division is managing the City's Pavement Management Program, which includes street resurfacing, restriping and maintenance treatments. View the City's current tentative rehabilitation schedule

Pavement Condition Index (PCI)

As part of this program, streets are typically assessed on a five-year basis and assigned a Pavement Condition Index (PCI) rating between 20 and 100. A PCI rating of 20 indicates the worst condition and a rating of 100 represents the best condition. Factors considered in determining a street's PCI rating include, but are not limited to, the street's functional classification, traffic volumes, surface condition, riding condition and structural condition.

Pavement Preservation

Pavement preservation refers to programs and activities designed to enhance pavement performance by using integrated, cost-effective practices that extend pavement life, improve safety and meet road user expectations. This includes minor rehabilitation and maintenance treatments that can be employed on streets throughout their lifetime and are intended to extend the life of the pavement or slow down the rate of deterioration. These treatments can help raise a street's overall PCI and lower the overall life-cycle cost.

Street Resurfacing and Rehabilitation

Streets that have deteriorated beyond the point of maintenance and repair can be selected for street resurfacing or major rehabilitation. A street resurfacing project usually includes some combination of full depth patching, milling and asphalt overlays. Rehabilitation projects are selected for roads that have significant subgrade issues and require the complete replacement or reclamation of a street section.

Prioritization and Funding

Street resurfacing and maintenance is evaluated and prioritized based on an analysis of the PCI, street classification, development and utility scheduling, current market prices and available budget. Once all of these factors have been taken into consideration, the City selects road segments and treatments that will provide the most cost-effective method to improve the overall condition of City streets.

The resurfacing and pavement preservation programs are funded through a combination of the City's Capital Improvement Program and the Greenville Legislative Delegation Transportation Committee's (GLDTC) Municipal Match Resurfacing Program (MMRP). Streets funded through the MMRP are managed by the GLDTC's program manager. Streets that are not funded through this program are managed by City engineering personnel.

Scheduling of Work

When a street is selected for improvements, a tentative schedule and the name of the agency managing the work will be posted on the City's website. 

A day or two before paving begins, the contractor will post signs on the street or distribute door hangers to let residents know that work is about to begin. While work is being done on the street, residents are asked not to park or place yard debris in the street.

More Information

For more information about the City's Pavement Management Program or for questions regarding resurfacing on your street, contact Nick De Palma at 864-467-4400.