Town Of Moraga

2020 Pavement Management Project - General Information

2020 Pavement Rehabilitation Project Links:
2020 Street Map will be available at a later date
The Town of Moraga is currently under design for the 2020 Pavement Rehabilitation project. This year selected streets will receive an overlay treatment. The 2020 design street list shows the streets under design. Final list of streets that will be overlaid this year will be determined after construction bid proposal are receive. Construction is expected to begin Summer 2020.
If you have other questions, please contact the Project Manager, Sharon Chan:
Phone: (925) 888-7026

General Information:
The Town is responsible for the maintenance and repair of 55.95 centerline miles of paved public streets which includes 13.8 miles of arterial, 15.8 miles of collector, and 26.3 miles of residential streets. The Town’s street network replacement value is estimated at $100.6 million and assumes replacement of the entire pavement network in present day dollars. This represents a significant asset for Town officials to manage. A Town Council goal for 2019 is to “continue to implement annual Measure K neighborhood streets and roads repair program for Moraga.” Within this goal is a sub-goal to “prepare a comprehensive 2018 Pavement Management Report to evaluate Town’s progress since 2015 and assess additional funding needs.

In 2012, the Measure K sales tax initiative was approved for general purposes and the Town may use the revenue for a variety of purposes, including but not limited to addressing the Town’s most financially critical need to repair its failing streets and storm drains. The Town Council has stated its intention to spend the proceeds from the additional sales tax for road repair, as reflected in its annual goals since 2010 and unanimously supported by the entire Town Council.

In 2013, the Town leveraged $600,000 of Measure K funds to yield upfront funds of $7.7 million in Certificates of Participation to spend on a three-year intensive pavement program which significantly increased the Town’s Pavement Condition Index (PCI) from 49 to 70. In 2015, the Town garnered a Pavement Management Technical Assistance Program (P-TAP) grant from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) to survey the pavement condition of all Town streets. The 2015 P-TAP report projected that the network PCI would decline to a 67 by 2018 given the reduced funding level of $1.1 million. The Town prepared a plan on how to address the remaining 17 years of Measure K with remaining unleveraged annual sales tax to maximize the condition of the pavement network by integrating four new pavement strategies:
• Focus on one type of treatment per year;
• Budget an appropriate percentage of funding for each treatment type;
• Budget non-Measure K funds at or greater than pre-Measure K levels; and
• Partner with other agencies to reduce costs.

In 2018, the Town garnered another P-TAP grant to evaluate the condition of the streets which resulted in an increase in the Town’s PCI to 74. This increase is a result of the impact of the above strategies, Road Maintenance and Rehabilitation (RMRA - new SB1 Gas Tax) revenue, additional Garbage Vehicle Impact Fees, and the success in securing additional funding in excess of $700,000 annually, on average.

For more Information about the Town's Pavement Program and how Measure K funds support the Town in increasing the pavement conditions from poor in 2012 to good in 2018, click here                    

The Town of Moraga received grant funding from the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecyle). The rubber used on numerous paving project has diverted nearly 80,000 tires from going to California landfills while gaining beneficial properties to our Town's Pavement
Prior to construction, please expect :
  • A notice from the Town to all affected residents regarding the upcoming work 1 to 2 weeks before construction begins.
  • Please pay close attention to signs on and around your street indicating when street closures may occur and plan accordingly.
During Construction, please expect:
  • The roadway rehabilitation will consist of potholing to identify underground utility locations, tree trimming, pulverization of the roadways, off haul of excess material, incorporating a cement treatment, pavement overlay, and traffic striping.
  • Street closures may occur any time between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM.
  • Please do not park or drive on streets if construction signage indicates that the street will be closed.
  • Please observe temporary posted speed signs (typically 15 MPH).
  • To avoid tracking asphalt onto your driveways and property, please pay attention to contractor signage and wait until the street has been cleared for access.
  • To avoid tracking asphalt onto your driveways and property, please pay attention to contractor signage and wait until the street has been cleared for access.      
Top 5 Questions:

1. Where is the money coming from?

Voters approved Measure K in November 2012 which increased the local sales tax by one cent (or 1%), effective July 1, 2013 for 20 years. Currently, all funds collected from the sales tax increase go towards street improvements in Moraga. Additionally, the Town has secured a CalRecycling grant to use recycled rubber tires mixed into the final asphalt overlay.

2. Why did my street get picked and not my neighbor's?

The Town has approximately $1.2 million of annual Measure K funds for the pavement management program but needs $2.2 million to maintain the current average pavement condition for the entire Town. Unfortunately, not all streets will be resurfaced. In order to maximize the Town's dollars to preserve the Town's entire network of pavement in the best condition, the Town relies heavily on pavement asset management software to preliminarily select candidate streets for further evaluation. The goal for selecting streets for this year's project is to reconstruct streets that are in very poor to failed condition and are in need of a deeper pavement treatment to repair the extensive pavement failures. Your street was selected by our software for this year's project because it is in very poor to failed condition, which makes it eligible for pavement reconstruction.

3. How and when will I know when my street will be fixed?

A three-week look ahead of construction items, location, and schedule that will be updated on a weekly basis, will be available on the Measure K website (, or visit the Facebook page ( for daily updates. Additionally, construction notification signs will be placed on the street approximately five days prior to the start of work. Construction signs will also be placed three days prior to notify residents of parking restrictions.  If the contractor needs to reschedule work on your street, signs will indicate the new work date two days in advance of the rescheduled date.

4. What should I expect during construction?

The roadway reconstruction will consist of both recycling the existing roadway materials in place, a technology called Full Depth Reclamation (FDR), and placing a new layer of asphalt on top. The pavement construction consists of four phases: 1) pulverize and mix pavement in-place; 2) remove excessive pulverized material; 3) re-mix material with cement; and 4) paving new asphalt.

Pulverizing and Mixing In-Place: During the pulverizing process, full road closure are expected. The existing roadway will be pulverized and mixed in-place to a depth of approximately 12 inches, using large specialty FDR machines, or reclaimers. The older and failed pavement surface will be mixed with underlying fill and native soil to develop a new base material for the reconstructed pavement. This "green" technology reduces the need to off haul dozens of truckloads of roadway material by reusing the existing pavement materials and underlying soils. The technology substantially reduces the need number of truckloads of new material. This recycled material is safe for cars to drive on shortly after the FDR machine has passed through the roadway section. Please drive slowly as there may be loose gravel-like material on the recycled surface. 

Material Removal: The next phase is meant to remove some of the mixed recycled material to make room for the new asphalt. The surface will be rough and result in an elevation difference which will be bridged with short, temporary wedges to allow cars and other vehicles to safely drive on the road and into driveways. Please continue to drive slowly as there may be loose gravel-like material on the surface.

Re-Mixing with Cement: The remaining recycled material will then be re-mixed with the addition of cement and water in order to stabilize the material, making it a sturdy base for the new pavement section. The surface will be exposed generally up to one week before the first layer of new asphalt is placed. Also, the contractor will sweep any excess material. Although the surface will be fairly smooth at this point in the construction, please continue to drive slowly as there may be loose gravel-like material on the recycled surface.

Paving: The asphalt paving phase will require full road closure (8:00 AM to 5PM). The asphalt overlay is a liquid asphalt binder premixed with aggregate, which is placed and compacted on the street surface. To avoid tracking asphalt material onto your driveways and property, please pay attention to construction signs and wait until the street has been cleared for access. The new pavement on top of the recycled base will be placed in two layers on separate days. 

Caution: When driving in construction areas, please pay close attention to all construction signs and directives from construction workers, including speed limits. Please do not park or drive on streets if construction signage indicates that the street will be closed. Driving on streets before they are opened will result in possible defects in the new pavement and pavement materials tracked onto your driveway and home.       

Note: Emergency services will have access to all streets no matter what construction is occurring at all times.              

5. Who Should I contact if I have a problem during the construction?


And remember: Shop Moraga first to help increase the one cent sales tax revenue so that more streets can be paved.  You can display a lawn sign to promote Measure K funding, indicate that your street is being fixed, and encourage your friends and neighbors to shop in Moraga.  Please contact Public Works at (925) 888-7026 so that a lawn sign can be dropped off at your home.