Streets Capital Program

The Streets Capital Program funds the rehabilitation of the City's curbs, sidewalks, paved and unpaved street surfaces under the following categories:

Sidewalks

To install new sidewalk and curb where deemed appropriate and to rehabilitate major lengths of existing sidewalk and curb that have deteriorated beyond maintenance. Currently, approximately 15% of the streets have no sidewalks on one or both sides. On average, our concrete sidewalks have a life expectancy of 60 to 80 years.

Local Streets Rehabilitation

To rehabilitate those local streets which have gone beyond their useful life expectancy and have deteriorated to a point where they can no longer be maintained effectively. Of the 161km of local streets, 67% are in good condition with an average life expectancy of 50 years.

Major Streets Rehabilitation

To rehabilitate those major streets which have gone beyond their useful life expectancy and have deteriorated to a point where they can no longer be maintained effectively. Of the 97km of arterial and collector class roads, 82% are in good condition with an average life expectancy of 20 years.

 

Street Classifications

Street Classification Daily Traffic Volume Length of Streets
Downtown core 9.82 km
Primary Arterial >18,000 26.10 km
Secondary arterial 5,000 - 20,000 24.13 km
Primary Collector 3,000 - 8,000 18.93 km
Secondary collector 1,000 - 4,000 17.76 km
Local <1,000 161.09 km