|Street Maintenance Fees|
The street maintenance fee is a monthly user fee dedicated to
the maintenance of existing roadways and rights-of-way within Tigard. The fee was recommended by a citizen task
force and established by the
City Council in 2003.|
(per minimum required parking space)
Tigard Street Maintenance Update
What is Tigard's Pavement Management Program (PMP) All About?
Streets in good to excellent condition are characterized as having good riding
quality, structure, drainage, and appearance. The total annual maintenance investment is
much less following a preventative maintenance strategy than if
streets were allowed to deteriorate to poor and failed conditions
requiring major rehabilitation.
The PMP is a yearly program of corrective and preventative maintenance on City of
Tigard streets funded by the Street Maintenance Fee (SMF). The program helps to
extend the life of the pavement structure by various means such as slurry
sealing, pavement overlays, and, only where necessary, removing and
replacing portions of failed pavement.
Through this program, the City is able to perform timely maintenance on
City streets to keep them in fair to good condition and avoid costly
reconstruction. More details are available.
Why is it Important?
Collectively, Tigard's 150 miles of paved roads represents one of the biggest investments
owned by the community. Unfortunately pavement deteriorates over time as usage and
weather wears down the top surface, repeated pressures of vehicle loading (especially
from trucks and buses) wears down the underlying structure, and as the ground beneath
the pavement settles. Smooth, long-lasting roads ensure that goods and people can
move efficiently throughout Tigard and the world beyond, and enhance the appearance
of our community. In contrast, roads in poor condition result in increased street
maintenance costs, vehicle repair costs, unpleasant travel, and are detrimental to
the economy of our city. More details are available.
How Do We Pay for Street Maintenance?
The Street Maintenance Fee is a monthly fee designed specifically for the maintenance of
existing roads in Tigard. Monthly fees are collected from both residential and non-residential
customers and are billed and collected through the City's utility billing system.
Tigard's 150-mile paved street network represents an investment of over $140 million,
with an additional $120 million invested in curbing, sidewalks, drainage, and right-of-way.
The City's street infrastructure represents the largest investment owned by Tigard citizens,
and the overall pavement condition represents the health of this network.
Upcoming Paving Projects for 2013
In the 2012 paving season, street maintenance fee dollars funded pavement overlays on 3 miles of
streets and slurry seal applications on 16 miles of streets. The work was done by private
contractors selected by competitive bidding.
Previous Paving 2009-12