Public Works Maintenance Division

  • The Maintenance Division within the Public Works Dept. is responsible for maintenance activities ranging from street repair to graffiti removal on public property.

Responsibilities


  • Cleaning drainage facilities
  • Fulfilling Service Order requests
  • Overseeing the annual Slurry Seal, Asphalt/Concrete Repair, and Miscellaneous Concrete Repair programs
  • Overseeing weed abatement
  • Patching potholes and miscellaneous asphalt/concrete repairs
  • Removing and pruning trees located in the public right of way
  • Removing graffiti on public property
  • Replacing traffic control devices
  • Responding to after-hour call-outs and storm related problems
  • Stenciling and striping of pavements
  • Supporting special events

Past Achievements


In 2020 the Public Works Maintenance Team:
  • Performed 24,421 square feet of asphalt repairs
  • Removed 44,776 square feet of graffiti 
  • Completed 802 Service Order Requests 

Pavement

 Management Program

                                                                                                                       
In 2018, the City of Temecula completed the Pavement Management Analysis Report, summarizing the findings of a Pavement Condition Index study performed by Infrastructure Management Services (IMS). 

Pavement management is the process of planning, budgeting, funding, designing, constructing, monitoring, evaluating, maintaining, and rehabilitating the pavement network to provide maximum benefits with available funds.  Streets that are repaired when they are in a good condition will cost less over their lifetime than streets that are allowed to deteriorate to a poor condition. Without an adequate routine pavement maintenance program, streets require more frequent reconstruction, thereby costing millions of extra dollars. Over time, pavement quality drops until the pavement condition becomes unacceptable.

Temecula has 325.5 miles of roadways, encompassing over 8.8 million square yards of concrete and asphalt surfacing. At an average replacement cost for a typical roadway just over $1.10 million per mile, not including the value of the land, the City has over $357.7 million invested in its paved roadway network.

IMS conducted field surveys, utilizing a Laser Road Surface Tester, to evaluate the overall condition of the pavement and developing a quantitative formula to represent the overall condition of the pavement, known as a Pavement Condition Index (PCI).  The PCI rating correlates to the relative remaining life of the road surface.

PCI Range

Description

Relative

Remaining Life

Definition

85 – 100

Excellent

15 to 25 Years

Like new condition – little to no maintenance required when new; routine maintenance such as crack and joint sealing.

70 – 85

Very Good

12 to 20 Years

Routine maintenance such as patching and crack sealing with surface treatments such as seal coats or slurries.

60 – 70

Good

10 to 15 Years

Heavier surface treatments and thin overlays. Localized panel replacements.

40 – 60

Marginal to Fair

7 to 12 Years

Heavy surface-based inlays or overlays with localized repairs. Moderate to extensive panel replacements.

25 – 40

Poor

5 to 10 Years

Sections will require very thick overlays, extensive panel

replacements, surface replacement, base reconstruction, and possible subgrade stabilization.

0 – 25

Very Poor

0 to 5 Years

High percentage of full reconstruction.

The study found that the average PCI for Temecula’s road network was 65, and is within the average of other agencies surveyed by IMS, which typically fall in the 60 to 65 range.  To maintain the current condition of the road network, the City needs to spend approximately $7.4 million per year.  An annual budget of $8.24 million per year would increase the PCI from 65 to 67.

Since 2018, the City has invested over $8 million per year across several Capital Projects and maintenance programs including the Pavement Rehabilitation Program Capital Project and the neighborhood slurry seal program.  In addition, the City established a new set-aside Street Maintenance Fund using Measure S funding to accumulate resources for the future replacement of the City’s road network.

To visually see the City’s progress on a map, please refer to the Pavement Condition Index Map.