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Patching Criteria

Criteria use on:

Streets with pavement rating > 6

Arterial Streets

1. Length of Patch
  a. Minimum 50 feet long
  b. Minimum of 15 feet beyond the excavation
  c. Where multiple patches are created and the separation between them is less than 100 feet, the patches shall be combined into a single patch.
  d. The patchs shall be adjusted in the field to meet special conditions such as previous paving or patching limits.
2. Width of Patch (all dimensions are curb face to face)
  a. All Streets except divided or one-way roadways
  i. Street width of 0 - 24 feet wide: Patch entire street width
  ii. Street width of 25 to 37 feet wide: Patch one-half the street width (curb to centerline of roadway). Note: Utility Engineer may adjust paving limit to
correspond with a painted centerline in situations where the painted centerlineis not in the center of the street.
  iii. Street width 38 feet and up: Patch width of entire lane for each lane which was disturbed by the excavation.
  1. If the lane is adjacent to a bike lane, include the bike lane (except when there is a parking lane between the bike lane and the curb).
  2. If the lane is a bike lane and adjacent to a parking lane, include the parking lane.
  3. If the lane is a bike lane and not adjacent to a parking lane, include the
adjacent travel lane. 
  b. Divided Roadways and One-Way Streets
  i. Street 0 to 19 feet wide: Patch entire street width.
  ii. Street width 20 feet and up: Patch width of entire lane for each lane which was distrubed by the excavation.
  1. If the lane is adjacent to a bike lane, include the bike lane (except when there is a parking lane between the bike lane and the curb).
  2. If the lane is a bike lane and adjacent to a parking lane, include the parking lane.
  3.

If the lane is a bike lane and not adjacent to a parking lane, include the
adjacent travel lane.