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Maintaining Brick Streets

There are approximately 41 miles of brick streets within the city; along with historical significance, they have many benefits. They help absorb stormwater runoff, have amazing longevity, are extremely durable and act as a natural traffic calming device-deterring vehicles from speeding. Brick streets do require some repair. Brick street repairs are driven mostly by citizen requests and utility work beneath the street, which require resetting of the bricks. Response time for a repair is usually within 14 days. The City’s new PIPES program will also play a big role in brick street restoration, as new pipe is installed under the street, the brick will be re-laid lasting another 80 years.


Updated: 02/17/2020