The techniques used include Pavement Preservation surface treatments, such as cracksealing, fog seal, bonded wearing course, and micro-surfacing to keep our structurally sound roads in good condition before having to repair significant damage. These pavement preservation treatments extend the life and serviceability of our roadway's pavement. In addition to Pavement Preservation, the Town also mills, overlays, and reclaims streets with worse pavement conditions. The amount of streets that the Town improves each year fluctuates based on the Department's annual capital improvement budget allocation and the cost of the labor and treatment materials. A description of the different pavement treatments used within the Town of Brookline is available here.
Additionally, the Department replaces sidewalks with concrete each year to improve ADA & PROWAG access and walkability throughout the Town. Guided by our ADA Compliance Report, the location and amount of sidewalks replaced fluctuates annually based on the Department's annual capital improvement budget allocation and the cost of the labor and materials. Heavy pedestrian areas around schools, commercial zones, and houses of worship are prioritized.