Portland, OR – The city of Portland is in the midst of a $100 million project to repair cracked asphalt on city roads.
The city’s city engineer, David Soto, says the project will take three to five years to complete.
He says that will cost at least $100,000 per mile of asphalt.
Soto says that the cost of repairing the city’s roads will be about $1 million per mile, but the project won’t be complete until at least 2019.
Soto says the city will start with the streets where the cracks are, which will be the downtown, North End, Southwest Fourth, and Northeast Fourth.
Sotos says that these are the areas where the streets are least likely to be affected by the cracked asphalt.
Sotos says the cost will likely be around $25 million.
He is encouraging people to donate their time to the project and is encouraging anyone who has broken a leg or broken a ligament to do the same.
Sotsa says the crack will be repaired through two main phases.
First, it will be replaced with a more durable, more resistant asphalt.
Second, it is likely to cost the city $25 to $30 million to replace the crack.
He estimates that the crack repairs will cost between $20 and $25 for each mile of cracked asphalt repaired.
Sotsa said that this will be a “significant investment” for the city.
Portland will also be installing new concrete, steel, and other materials on the roads that have cracks in them.
This will be done to make them safer.
Sotesa says that when the cracks have been fixed, the city has plans to add traffic calming devices to the roads.
Sotas says the goal is to reduce the number of crashes on the city roads, as well as the number and severity of injuries.
He said the city plans to put up new pavement markers and signs along the roads, and to install pedestrian signals.
He hopes the effort will reduce pedestrian and cyclist fatalities.