By Melissa Rosequist | Paradise Valley Independent
Many of the roadways Paradise Valley residents and motorists drive on are in pristine condition, officials say, requiring minimal work in the upcoming townwide maintenance plan to begin this year.
Paradise Valley Town Council received a report on the local thoroughfares during a Jan. 9 study session from Zac Thomason, director of client services for Infrastructure Management Services.
Roadways with poor asphalt become a safety concern, and the cost to repair is greater if a road deteriorates completely and then is reconstructed.
In June 2019, every inch of roadway was tested to determine pavement quality and underlying foundation quality. Based on those results, the town’s Public Works Department has developed a townwide maintenance plan to improve all Paradise Valley roads starting in 2020, and finishing in 2019.