The Town uses the Metropolitan Transportation Commission's Streetsaver software to help determine the Town's yearly pavement maintenance projects. Streetsaver helps the Town understand the overall condition of the Town's pavement infrastructure and the budgetary needs for maintaining the pavement.
Streetsaver is a macro-level program and is used as a guide in creating yearly pavement maintenance projects. The program alone is not sufficient in making project level decisions and is only one element among several important factors the Town uses for consideration for the yearly paving program. Other factors essential in determination of the yearly paving program include:
Review of actual street needs with the Town's Maintenance Division
Engineering determination of the actual street treatments appropriate for the level of street distress
Determining the risk of a street falling into a costlier repair category
Identifying upcoming utility, development or CIP projects on a street
Determining potential cost benefits of completing streets using a similar resurfacing treatment
Determining potential cost benefits by selecting streets in proximity to other streets in similar condition
Residential streets are the smaller, lower speed streets that provide access to residences throughout the Town.
Collector streets are slightly larger than residential streets. These streets are likely to have residences on them as well and handle a somewhat larger amount of traffic as these streets bring vehicles from neighborhoods to the even larger arterial streets.
Arterial streets take traffic from neighborhoods and surrounding areas and provide a higher volume capacity to move those vehicles across Town. These street may stand out as having fewer residences and more businesses.