Road Services

Gravel Roads Service
This program allows property owners to enhance the road themselves by hauling gravel from the Operations and Maintenance Yard or other means, or pave substandard roads to a minimum standard. However, any gravel road paving should be to city standards for the road base, drainage, and asphalt depth.

Road Closure Notification

Public Works updates traffic disruptions each Thursday. To access this information visit the Public Works Traffic Revisions page.

Road Vacation
City rights-of-way are established to provide public access to private property and to provide a corridor for utilities. When a portion of the rights-of-way is undeveloped, or is otherwise surplus to the city's needs, the adjacent property owners may petition the city to vacate the rights-of-way.

Vacation of rights-of-way is governed by BIMC Chapter 12.34 and requires a public process that includes an application, a petition, review by city staff, survey, etc., and ultimately a public hearing and approval by the City Council.

Roads Program
Annual maintenance of either:
  • Chip seal
  • Overlay
  • Pavement repair
Pavement Repair
Pavement repair is the process of grinding out damaged portions of the roadway, which are replaced with new asphalt. This work is in preparation of the road base for a chip seal overlay.

Chip Seal & Overlay
Chip Seal is the application of an oil emulsion onto the roadway surface followed by a layer of rock, which is rolled and the loose rock swept away. Overlay is an application of new asphalt over the existing surface.