Paving Plan

The annual paving plan is funded through the Safe Streets & Safe Community Fee, also known as the Municipal Service Fee. It has allowed the city to greatly improve the maintenance and upkeep of city streets. The Safe Streets and Safe Community Service Fee is $3.00 each week for those working within city limits and $1.20 of that $3 weekly fee goes toward public right-of-way improvements, which includes paving and ADA improvements to sidewalks. 

Before the fee, the city budgeted $5,268,123 for 15 years of street maintenance. That's an average of $292,673.50 per year. If street paving continued to be funded at this rate it would take 112 years to resurface city roads. The Safe Streets & Safe Communities Fee has enabled the city to budget roughly $1.8 million per year for road resurfacing. In addition to resurfacing, improvements also include public right-of-ways (widening streets, improving street function and improving public alleys.). Since 2016, when the fee was implemented, the Engineering & Public Works Department has paved over 40 miles of city streets and installed over 500 ADA improvements to city sidewalks.

Street Resurfacing

The Engineering & Public Works Department resurfaces several miles of Morgantown streets each year. Resurfacing is scheduled five years in advance through a carefully organized selection process. The plan is revisited every three years and adjusted as needed.

The Selection Process

The selection process involves input from several different sources. Citizen input, City staff recommendations, as well as an evaluation / rating system maintained by the Engineering & Public Works Department. All of these contribute to the selection of streets to be resurfaced in the multi-year paving plan.

The Evaluation / Rating System

The City of Morgantown works with an outside contractor, Dynatest, which specializes in roadway pavement distress surveys and analysis. Using a mix of personnel and cutting-edge technology, Dynatest develops a detailed evaluation and rating system of the city streets. Specialized vehicles provide high-resolution imagery of the pavement and test the roads for roughness and rutting. This work allows the Engineering & Public Works Department to develop a more detailed, efficient, and cost effective multi-year resurfacing plan.

Required Paving 

Streets that require paving but cannot be added to the current year's list due to budget constraints get priority on the next year's list. If you wish to make a recommendation for a street to be placed on the list, please contact the Engineering & Public Works Department at 304-284-7412.
2023 Paving Plan 
  • 1st St. from Stewart to Ditch
  • 6th St. from Beverly to Grant
  • Bellaire Dr. from Longdon to Colonial
  • Beverly Ave. from Fourth to Six
  • Brown St. from Cornell to end
  • Carlisle Ave. from Darst to Woodridge
  • Central Ave. from Darst to Jerome
  • Charleston Ave. from Grandview to end
  • Civitan St. from University to Kiwanis
  • Columbia St. from Richwood to end
  • Conrad Pl. from Cooper to end
  • Cooper St. from Vandalia to end
  • Des Moines Ave. from Hampton to Roosevelt
  • Dorsey Ln. from Corp line to Dorsey Ave.
  • Drummond St. from Koontz to Windsor
  • Grandview Ave. from Grand to end
  • Hayes St. from Hudson to Hite
  • Hess St. from Madison to end
  • Hodges St. from Columbia to end
  • Hudson St. from Dorsey to Hayes
  • Jerome St. from Dunn to Jersey
  • Jersey St. from Putnam to Darst
  • Junction St. from Raymond Hoffman
  • Lakeland Ave. from Morgan to Dogwood
  • Lashley St. from Anderson to Dogwood
  • Lashley St. from Manor to Longdon
  • Lorentz St. from Stewart to Smith
  • Louise Ave. from Des Moines to Marion
  • Madison Ave. from Mississippi to end
  • McLane Ave. from Sixth to Eigth
  • Meridan St. from Western to Eastern
  • Milford St. from Collins Ferry to Munsey
  • Montrose Ave. from Woodrow to Mineral
  • Mountain View Pl. from South Hills to end
  • Ohio Ave. from Mississippi to end
  • Philip St. from Dorsey to end
  • Pocahontas Ave. from University to Collins Ferry
  • Putnam St. from Jersey to Richwood
  • Randolph Rd. from Willowdale to Hoffman
  • Ridgeley Rd. from Gibbons to Junction
  • Ridgeway Ave. from Dayton to Johnson
  • Southern Ave. from Dorsey to Hite
  • Spring Branch Rd. from Willowdale to Spring
  • Spring St. from Willowdale to Hoffman
  • Webster Ave. from Mingo to Huntington
  • Caperton Trail from 6th St. to Reynolds Hall
2023 Suncrest Centerlines
2023 Sunnyside and Wiles Hill
2023 Woodburn and Jerome Park
2023 First Ward
2023 South Park and South Hills

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