Street Maintenance

The City of Modesto Streets Division is excited to announce that it has received grant funding of up to $250,000 from the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle). CalRecycle's tire grant programs are designed to promote markets for recycled- products derived from waste tires generated in California and to decrease the adverse environmental impacts created by unlawful disposal and stockpiling of waste tires.

As part of our preventative maintenance program the City is using an “asphalt rubber cape seal” that has superior performance over conventional materials and benefits the environment by utilizing recycled tires. For the first step of the rubber cape seal application, recycled ground tire rubber (from California) is reacted with an asphalt cement binder at high temperature to produce a mixture that is applied to the pavement. Rock chips are then heated, pre-coated with more asphalt binder and embedded by rollers into the asphalt rubber binder on the street surface. As the material cools it forms a “membrane” that offers protection, lengthens the life of the street and reduces the reappearance of the underlying pavement cracking. A slurry seal is then applied over the chip seal to complete the “asphalt rubber cape seal”.

Our Street maintenance program will benefit from this type of treatment due to the ability to better target streets that have a high level of deterioration. We anticipate these projects to begin as early as this fall and extending into 2014.

Questions or comments can be directed to the Streets Division at (209) 342-2244.




Street Maintenance Staff maintains the City’s street system for the safety of all Modesto citizens and visitors. We also maintain all City roadsides and right of ways. Modesto’s street system consists of 634 miles of streets which equals 1400 lane miles. The street system also contains 109 miles of alley ways. 

Maintenance personnel perform a wide variety of Pavement Maintenance tasks such as: Repairing potholes, removal and replacement of damaged pavement and other paving operations, sealing of cracks, trench and base repairs.

In addition our crews provide vegetation maintenance, emergency response and provide sand bags during flooding events.

To report a road hazard, call 209.342.2244 to reach the 24-hour emergency service. When reporting a street related hazard or issue, be sure to provide detailed information regarding the type of problem, the location and contact information should City staff have further questions.

To report a POTHOLE or non-emergency street-related issues, click here.