Pavement Management Program
In order to determine the condition of streets, the City uses a Pavement Quality Index (PQI) index. PQI is a measurement of the smoothness of the roadway and any distresses in the pavement surface. It's calculated on a scale of 0 to 100. The city collects pavement condition data every three years. We use the information to prioritize paving schedules and determine what treatment will be used. Treatment options include:
- placing a filler material in the cracks and treating the entire pavement surface
- milling and replacing the top layer of the asphalt pavement
- reconstructing the street section
Click here to view the tentative street paving schedule for the next five years PDF. The projects listed represent planned projects based on current condition rating, priorities and the planned but not yet approved 5-year funding schedule. These may change based on final approved budgets each year.
Arterial streets are swept every eight to 12 working days and all residential streets are swept about once a month. To find out when your neighborhood street will be swept, please refer to our street sweeping schedule PDF. ("Week 1" is the first full week of each month.) Your street could be swept any day during your assigned week. Please keep all cars out of the street sweeping path on your sweeping week.
In July 2016, the city began converting high-pressure sodium lights in neighborhoods to energy-efficient LED streetlights. Unlike traditional high-pressure sodium lamps or mercury-vapor lamps, LED lights are free of toxic chemicals like mercury. They have an approximate life of almost 100,000 hours, which is well beyond the life of the high-pressure sodium lights.
The energy-efficient lights produce a crisper, white light compared to the yellow cast of traditional sodium lights, providing greater visibility for pedestrians, bicyclists and drivers. The new lights are compliant with International Dark Sky Association guidelines, as the fixtures direct light downward, eliminating most of the uplight. They have about half the wattage of the existing lights and produce less reflective glare.
Request a Streetlight
Step 1: Call(480) 350-8033 or fill out an online request form. Please try to make your request as specific as possible. Your submitted information will require a field survey of the existing lighting conditions in the area.
Step 2: If it is determined that a new street light can be installed, then the person requesting the additional lighting will receive a petition with all of the addresses of the residences who will be affected by the new street light. He or she must obtain 51% of the required signatures from the neighborhood residents, and return it to the City.
Step 3: The resident who owns the property where the light will be installed must submit a copy of their deed or title showing proof of land ownership and legal description of the property in order for the City to get an easement.
Step 4: Once an easement is signed by the property owner, notarized and received by the City, authorization will be sent to the utility company and the design process begins. The City, at no cost to the resident, will install the new street light. Installation is usually completed within 90 days from the date the notarized easement is received.