Sidewalk Maintenance

Sidewalk

The Town of Millet addresses all sidewalk repairs on a priority basis. Criteria for assessing and establishing priorities are based on the following:

• Classification of the sidewalk;
• The severity of the distress;
• Liability implications;
• Budget;
• Drainage issues.

Sidewalks are classified based on two categories which include;

CATEGORY A – high pedestrian traffic volume

• Downtown
• Schools
• Hospital/Medical Clinics
• Senior Citizen Centers
• Public Facilities

CATEGORY B – low pedestrian traffic volume

• Residential
• Commercial
• Industrial

Priority Levels

Any defects and hazards on sidewalks are classified by the following severity rating system:

• Low Priority – does not require attention in the next 3 years
• Medium Priority – requires attention in the next 2-3 years
• High Priority – requires repair within the next year

Types of Distress

Public Works will address the following areas of distress for repair. These are then prioritized depending on the type of sidewalk and the severity of the distress.

1. Faulting
2. Linear Cracking
3. Shattered Slabs
4. Corner Breaks
5. Backslopes
6. Ponding

Methods of Repair

The Town of Millet Public Works Department utilizes many different options for the repair of sidewalks. These include:
  • Mudjacking – This process allows for the completion of repairs without replacing a section of asphalt, sidewalk, or drive pad. It is more cost-effective, uses fewer resources and extends the life of Millet’s walkways.
  • Crack Sealing – This method of repair is employed where significant cracks have presented. Using hot tar or rubberized compound, the crack is filled and sealed to mitigate further damage that might occur as a result of water migration.
  • Replacement – In cases of extreme damage and where mud jacking is deemed insufficient, Town crews will opt for sidewalk replacement. This process involves breaking out and removing affected sections of the sidewalk, pouring new sidewalk and, usually repairing surrounding landscaping disturbed by the replacement.

Reporting a Sidewalk Tripping Hazard

The Town of Millet relies on our residents to assist in identifying hazardous sidewalks and tripping hazards. The Public Works Department requests that any sidewalks requiring immediate attention be reported to our office as soon as possible by calling 780.387.4554 or by emailing the town office at admin@millet.ca.
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