1. Will they pave back on my driveway?Maybe. We will pave back onto your driveway as far as needed to create a smooth transition from the new edge of pavement to your driveway. The length of the paving will vary depending on the thickness of the resurfacing and the slope of your driveway. The decision whether or not to pave back on driveways, and if so, how far back, is based on a number of criteria. The width of the travel lane, the depth of the new asphalt, the posted speed, and the slope of the road vs the driveway are all considered when making the determination. Marion County's goal is to spend Road Fund dollars on the public travel lanes.
2. Can you pave my driveway when they pave the road?No. You can call the contractor and hire them to pave your driveway, however the work cannot be performed while they work for Marion County. Usually your contracted work will be done at the end of the day after work for the County is done. The contractor may give you a better price while he has the equipment on site.
3. Why did you pave back on my neighbor’s driveway and not mine?Sometimes problems are created at driveways by adding depth to the road surface. If this occurs we will do our best to repair the problem. This is most often done by extending the paved area of the driveway allowing a better transition.
4. When will they fix the drop-off at my gravel driveway?Your driveway will be made usable with a temporary gravel wedge by the end of the work day. The contractor will be back within 10 days to place additional aggregate to a finished grade.
5. Will raising the surface of the road cause me to have a problem with drainage?
Resurfacing the road usually doesn't cause new drainage problems. Let Public Works know of any drainage concerns you may have. In some cases existing drainage problems can be minimized or corrected if we know before resurfacing begins.
6. When will they clean up the mess they left?All jobs are carefully reviewed during construction and at the end of the project. A list is made of items that have to be completed before a job is considered finished. If you have concerns regarding a project, please call 503-588-5036 and ask for the Resurfacing Project Manager. Your concerns are important to us.
7. After receiving the County notification about work on my street, will they let me know before they actually start work?Yes, the contractor is required to give notice prior to starting work.
8. What about my mailbox?
As part of the project, mailboxes and posts are evaluated for crash safety. If a change is needed you will be notified in writing and the contractor will replace the necessary components at no cost to you.
Resurfacing raises the grade of the road. The contractor will raise the height of your mailbox as needed to maintain the correct height for postal delivery. If the post is too short or damaged, it will be replaced with a new, thin-wall steel post.
9. What are they going to do about the drop-off at the edge of the road?The contractor will add shoulder rock to match the grade of the new surface within 10 days of paving.
10. Will I be able to get in and out of my driveway while they are working?Marion County and the contractor will try to minimize your inconvenience as much as possible. The only time you may be unable to enter or leave your driveway is while the paving machine is at, or very near, that location. Once the roller has sufficiently compacted the asphalt, a flagger or paving crew member will signal to you that it is okay to cross the new asphalt. Your patience is appreciated.