The City of West Palm Beach maintains more than 259 miles of streets. Streets provide mobility for motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians. Neither public transportation nor the movement of goods and services would be possible without a system of well-maintained streets.
The WPB Road Resurfacing Program maintains City streets through various curb to curb street treatment types, such as grinding and paving and pavement preservation. Street surfaces must be routinely maintained, renewed and resurfaced to extend the service life of the pavement by applying the proper treatment type at different stages of the pavement life.
Street segments are systematically identified for treatment. Coordination with utility companies and partner City agencies assist in programming street segment candidates across West Palm Beach.
The WPB Road Resurfacing Program is dedicated to keeping the streets safe and in good condition for all users, and to make improvements strategically and efficiently to ensure safer, smoother and longer-lasting streets to support the City’s multi-modal transportation system.
Check out this interactive map to learn about paving projects in your neighborhood:
NOTE FOR MAP ABOVE: All Resurfacing Program candidates are subject to substitution and schedule changes pending available funding, visual confirmation, utility clearances and coordination with other agencies and are NOT guaranteed to be moved forward to construction. Unforeseen challenges, such as increased work scope, changing priorities, cost increases or declining revenue may arise, causing the West Palm Beach Resurfacing Program candidates to be postponed or dropped from consideration.
Milling and Resurfacing – Milling and resurfacing is a street treatment used on streets that have deteriorated past the point of micro-surfacing or other pavement preservation treatments. The Milling and Resurfacing treatment are typically performed by first removing or grinding off two inches of the existing asphalt “blacktop” surface and then replacing it with one to two inches of new asphalt along the whole street.Full Street Reconstruction - Full street reconstruction is a street treatment in which the street will be fully be replaced. The construction of the street will involve a complete removal and replacement of the existing pavement surface and the base of the street followed by the new construction of the street. Typical application through an underground utility project.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Pavement Condition Index (PCI) Score - Projects consider the PCI Score of the street; the PCI Score is an overall rating of road conditions on a scale from 0-100, with zero being a pothole-riddled crumbling street and 100 being a newly surfaced street.
Multi-modal Routes - Projects consider the use of the street such as transit routes, bicycle routes, vehicular routes and/or a combination of these routes. Other agencies are collaborated to determine how the routes are selected and prioritized.
Project Readiness and Coordination with Utility Companies and City Agencies - Project readiness is primarily dependent upon utility clearances. If a resurfacing project is being coordinated with another agency, the project is reliant upon the schedule of each varied element, with resurfacing usually taking place in the last phase of work.
Equitable Distribution Across the City - Geographic equity is monitored to ensure that resurfacing projects are distributed to all neighborhoods and commercial districts of the City.
Funding - Project planning is based on projections of funding on an annual basis. The projections are very dynamic and can change at any time. The availability of funding at the time of implementation must be considered when planning and prioritizing projects.
West Palm Beach 2019/2020 Road Resurfacing Program
The following road resurfacing projects are planned for milling and paving operations during the fiscal year. In all instances, work will begin with milling, followed by resetting of inlets and manholes and finally, paving and striping. Lane shifts and alternating traffic will be maintained, but short-term closures may be necessary. We recommend travelers select an alternate route. Between milling and paving, there will be rough pavement and raised manholes & inlets. Travelers should slow down and drive with caution through the work zones. All travelers in this area must remain alert to construction equipment and watch carefully for the safety of construction workers.
The schedule below is dependent on good weather, and no equipment breakdowns. Unfortunately, this type of work is susceptible to the weather, unexpected equipment failures, and unforeseen site conditions. Please check back from time to time as the schedule will be updated periodically to account for these unexpected circumstances, and as the project progresses.
- 58th St., Pinewood Ave. to Broadway Ave. (District 1);
- 2nd Ave., Tamarind Ave. to Sapodilla Ave. (District 3);
- Carver Ave., 7th St. to 13th St. (District 3);
- Pine Terrace., Dixie Hwy. to Washington Rd. (District 3);
- Flagler Promenade S. & Flagler Wy., Promenade S. and Flagler Dr. (District 5) and
- Plymouth Rd., Webster Ave. To Dixie Hwy. (District 5).