Pavement Management Plan (PMP)

Pavement Management Program

The City of Morro Bay adopted the Pavement Management Plan (PMP) (PDF) in June 2011 as a tool to implement a systematic program of maintenance, repair and improvement for the streets of Morro Bay. The plan is based on American Public Works Association’s (APWA) MicroPaver Program, and it sets out optimal strategies and estimated costs for overall improvement to pavement conditions within City limits.

2018-2019 Pavement Preservation Project

The City of Morro Bay and Pavement Coatings Company, the City’s awarded contractor for the Pavement Preservation Project, will begin this year’s Project with pavement marking removals tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, November 14, 2018. Street preservation treatments are anticipated to begin Thursday, November 15, 2018. Please note street treatments will consist of one, two or three-layer coatings to extend the life of the existing street pavement.

During street treatments, please adhere to the ‘No Parking’ notice from Pavement Coatings Company. Every reasonable effort is being made to coordinate all parking and residence notices. Street work will be scheduled around your trash/recycle collection services. For any possible changes due to weather, we will be updating information and schedules on the City of Morro Bay website, City Facebook page, and the mobile app. “”.

We apologize for the disruption, ask for your understanding, and hope that these improvements outweigh the inconvenience. If you have any questions, please contact Pavement Coatings Co. directly at (916) 642-1751.

Please check back for further updates and specific street schedules.

2017-2018 Pavement Preservation Project

The City of Morro Bay and Pavement Coatings Company, the City awarded contractor, plan to begin street treatments starting Tuesday, November 7th. Please note this treatment will consist of one to two-layer coatings to extend the life of the existing street pavement.

Pavement Preservation Street Map and Schedule 

2017 Pavement Preservation Project

During the 2017 Pavement Preservation Project, the City of Morro Bay, its contractor Pavement Coatings Co. and sub-contractor American Pavement Systems, Inc., have managed to treat over 850,000 square-feet of roads utilizing a Rubber Binder Chip Seal.  The Rubber Binder Chip Seal has proven to be an effective and efficient method of preserving the structural integrity of our streets.

The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) has a Rubberized Pavement (Pavement) Grant Program to promote markets for recycled-content surfacing products derived from waste tires generated in California and decrease the adverse environmental impacts created by unlawful disposal and stockpiling of waste tires. Rubberized Asphalt Concrete is a proven road paving material that has been used in California since the 1970s. It is made by blending ground tire rubber with asphalt binder which is then mixed with conventional aggregate materials.

The CalRecycle Program is designed to assist the City in offsetting costs as well as help re-use and recycle automobile tires.  
Two separate CalRecycle grants were used for the 2017 Pavement Preservation Project: TRP5-14-0085 and TRP6-15-0075.

 For the TRP5-14-0085 grant:
  • City preserved 488,590 square-feet with Rubber Binder Chip Seal, and
  • Removed approximately 2,715 passenger car tires from landfills.
For the TRP6-15-0075 grant:
  • City preserved 448,980 square-feet with Rubber Binder Chip Seal and
  • Removed approximately 2,495 passenger car tires from landfills.
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See before and after photos of Piney Way that was part of the 2017 Pavement Preservation Program:

Before & After Photos of Piney Way at:

3rd Annual Streets Summit

The Public Works Department hosted its 3rd Annual Streets Summit on September 14, 2016. At the workshop, staff presented various aspects of the street maintenance program and took public input. 

The Public Works Advisory Board (PWAB) also received the presentation from the workshop at its September 21, 2016 meeting and discussed its recommendations to the City Council. The City Council received an update on the Streets Summit and presentation to the PWAB at its October 11, 2016 meeting.

Street Rehabilitation Maps

In the years since the adoption of the PMP, the City has conducted maintenance and improvements on a number of streets. Below are maps depicting all street rehabilitation projects for the years 2011 to 2014.