Street Maintenance

The Public Works Department provides an ongoing street maintenance program with surface repairs the include: crack-seal, micro-surfacing, cape-seal, overlay, and reconstruction. Street repairs require dry, warm weather conditions.  During spring, summer and early fall, many miles of streets are repaired, with pothole repairs conducted year round.  To prioritize repair locations, the City uses a pavement management system.


The pavement of all street segments is rated every 2-3 years and given a rating between 0 (worst condition) and 100 (recently paved) on a Pavement Condition Index (PCI). Based on available funds, PCI, traffic volume, other project conflicts, a list of streets is prioritized for surface repairs. Surface treatments help prolong the life of the street, reduce major repairs in the future, create safe streets, and minimize the inconvenience to drivers.


If you have any questions regarding repairs to your street or about our street maintenance program, please submit a service request form through Ask Stockton for Street Maintenance, or call the Municipal Service Center.


Rubberized Street Surfaces

Two streets resurfacing projects will provide a rubberized cape-seal resurfacing treatment in late 2015 and 2016 on approximately seven miles of streets throughout the City.


Rubberized cape-seal surface treatment is a two-step surface treatment.  First, rubberized chip-seal surfacing is applied, then it is micro-surfaced. The rubber particles in the binder come from old used tires t ground into crumb rubber particles.  

The two projects will divert a total of 6,848 waste tires from California landfills.CALRECYCLE_6848_tires_diverted_from_landfill


The use of rubber in the chip-seal has proven to be a long-lasting, flexible surface and environmentally friendly. 


After the rubberized chip seal is applied, streets are micro-surfaced after 10 days to provide a smoother surface.


These projects are eligible to receive grant funding, up to $112,850 from the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle).  Other funding for these projects came from Regional Surface Transportation Program funds.


For more information about used tire and other recycling, please visit the CalRecycle website under External Links below.


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This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 12/19/2018