By using the guidelines provided in the Citizens' Standards, Marion County government helps communities improve their subdivision roads. The standards were developed to find a realistic solution for the poor condition of many subdivision roads with the goal of providing quality roadways with 20-year lifespans.
- Citizens' Standards resolution, 2009
- Transportation, Maintenance and Operations Standards, Office of the County Engineer, 2016
- Road assessment program booklet, MSTU/Assessment, 2017
Just how much can it cost to repair a road?
Common estimates for road repairs range between $125,000 to $500,000 per mile. Here's a breakdown:
|Approximate cost ($)||Work performed||Project details|
|500,000||New construction||Construction of a completely new, stabilized 8" subgrade LBR 40 (limerock mix), compacted 6" of limerock (LBR 100) and a minimum 1 ¼" compacted asphalt Typed SP 9.5 with minimum 15% recycled mix.|
|250,000||Reclaiming existing roadway||Mixing the old asphalt with majority of the existing limerock with the potential of additional limerock to the mix to meet the minimum thickness of 6"; and ultimately the standard for asphalt thickness; no work to the subgrade or sub-soils.|
|125,000||Overlaying existing roadway||Minimum 1 ¼" compacted asphalt Typed SP 9.5 with minimum 15% recycled mix; no work to the existing limerock, subgrade and sub-soils.|
Explore the road assessment program process below:
• The process begins when either citizens or a homeowner’s association approaches the county to make improvements to their existing roadways.
• Inspections are performed by qualified project coordinators and a report is prepared outlining their findings and recommendations is outlined within the report.
• The report is discussed with the citizens that have made the request and ultimately makes the decision to move forward with the petition process.
• A petition is mailed to all of the property owners within the assessment area with stamped return envelopes to be opened after a 60-day voting period.
• The petitions are counted by the Clerk of Circuit Court's auditing department and a report is provided with their findings.
• Upon receiving a 51% in favor of the voting by the residence a local engineer or engineering firm is retained to evaluate the project and ultimately makes a recommendation for the type of construction and develop the construction plans.
• The plans are then provided along with a scope to Marion County Procurement Services and the construction is bid through the procurement process as mandated by state statute.
• A final public hearing is scheduled and a staff presentation is provided to the commission along with public comment for either approval or denial of the project.