DPW's Bureau of Street & Sewer Repair resurfaces City streets based on the current condition of the street, its traffic volume and other factors. In addition, a comprehensive system requiring utility cooperation is employed to prevent future excavations on newly paved blocks.
During a typical resurfacing project the top two inches of the existing street asphalt surface will be milled off and recycled. Then a few days later new hot asphalt will be placed and compacted on the street creating a new smooth surface. Lane striping is then applied by the Department of Parking and Traffic.