The City of Jacksonville Streets Division maintains over 150 miles of paved streets, soil roads, and sidewalks along the street system as well as drainage systems within City limits. With this in mind, it is especially important to practice preventative maintenance.
The City's preventive maintenance roadway program is cost-effective and helps to extend the life cycle of area roads, while reducing the need for routine maintenance. Without a preventive maintenance program, severe cracking, potholes, reduced skid resistance, and rutting that traps water and causes hydroplaning develop at an increased rate as roads age. Preventative maintenance techniques utilized by the City of Jacksonville include: