Are the conditions of streets and alleys evaluated in the same manner?
Yes. The Street Department has an ongoing schedule of rating alleys in the City of Garland. After collecting the data, that information is used to determine the priority for reconstructing and repairing alleys.
How long does it take to reconstruct an alley?
The average length of time to reconstruct an alley from start to finish is four to six weeks, depending upon the weather.
How are residents inconvenienced and what does the Street Department do to help alleviate the burden of construction?
When repair or reconstruction of an alley occurs, residents will have to remove their vehicles from their driveways in the rear of their house, and trash collection is moved to the street in front of the residence.
What is reconstruction vs. concrete slab replacement?
When an alley does not qualify for a full reconstruction, the Street Department or contractor sections out the pieces of damaged pavement and replaces only those slabs. These repairs improve the pavement condition index (PCI) of that alley to 100.
The steps in the construction process are:
- Notify residents by letter about 10 days before repair.
- Remove all existing concrete.
- Prep the base area and set concrete forms.
- Pour concrete pavement.
- Allow cure time for the concrete, which is typically seven days.
- Backfill and remove all construction material.