Maplewood maintains more than 135 miles of streets. To ensure our streets/roads are well maintained, the city typically does many small resurfacing projects a year, along with about 3 to 4 major re-construction projects. Over the course of a three-year period city engineers walk all of our streets and provide them with a pavement quality rating. That, along with other priorities, neighborhood concerns and funding, determine how projects are stacked in the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP). View the 5-year street improvement plan.
Once in the CIP, the Public Works department presents a series of projects annually to the council for initial approval, which includes a feasibility study, initial engineering. We also hold a series of community meetings to ensure all residents have a say in these projects. At several points through the project, Public works needs commission and council approval to proceed.