Street Maintenance

The Public Works Department has an ongoing street maintenance program.  A variety of surface repairs including crack-seal, micro-surfacing, cape-seal, overlay, and reconstruction are undertaken each year.  Street repairs require dry and warm weather conditions.  Each year, during spring, summer and early fall, many miles of streets are repaired in the city of Stockton.  Pothole repairs are conducted year round.  To prioritize locations for repair, the City uses a pavement management system.


The pavement of all street segments is rated every 2-3 years and given a numerical rating between 0 (worst possible condition) and 100 (recently paved street), called Pavement Condition Index (PCI).  Based on the available funds for surface treatments, PCI, traffic volume, other project conflicts, etc, a list of streets is prepared for appropriate surface treatment management system.


The goal of street maintenance is to keep the good streets in good condition, and not let the majority of streets fall into disrepair.  Surface treatments are necessary to prolong the life of the street and reduce major repairs in the future.  The City's goal is to make streets safe and minimize the inconvenience to drivers.


If you have any questions regarding repairs to your street or about our street maintenance program, please submit a service request form through Ask Stockton for Street Maintenance, or, call the Municipal Service Center.


2011 Street Cape-Seal, Project No. 10-18

The 2011 Street Cape-Seal Project No. 10-18 provided a rubberized cape-seal resurfacing treatment in late 2012 on over twelve miles of streets at locations throughout the City of Stockton.


Rubberized cape-seal surface treatment is a two-step surface treatment.  First, rubberized chip-seal surfacing is applied, then it is micro-surfaced. Rubberized chip-seal surfacing consists of a rubberized bitumen binder application followed by quarter-inch aggregates. The rubber particles in the bitumen binder come from old used tires that have been ground into crumb rubber particles. The use of rubber in the chip-seal has proven to be a long-lasting, flexible surface treatment with significant performance benefits.  It is also environmentally friendly due to its recycling benefits.  After the rubberized chip-seal is put down, streets are micro-surfaced after ten days to provide a smoother surface and to further secure the aggregate chips.

Tire waste diverted

This project was eligible to receive grant funding of up to $250,000 from the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle).  Other funding for this project came from Proposition 1B, which was approved by voters in November 2006.


The 2011 Street Cape-Seal Project No. 10-18 diverted a total of 10,934 waste tires from California landfills.


For more information about used tire and other recycling, please visit the CalRecycle website using the link provided under External Links below.


External Links



This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 6/22/2015