Capital Improvement Plan

An image of a playgroundMill Creek uses a seven-year Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) to program improvements to the city's transportation, storm water, facilities, and park infrastructure. The CIP is updated through a public process every two years prior to the biennial budget preparation. Citizen requests for repairs, projects, or improvements can be made at any time, although may not be incorporated until a later date.

In the 2015-2021 CIP, there are 32 projects with a total estimated cost of $48.2 million over the seven-year planning period. The CIP includes 14 transportation projects, 7 parks projects, 6 facility projects and 5 surface water projects. The cost breakdown is $27.2 million for transportation, $4.5 million for parks, $10.4 million for facilities and $6.1 million for surface water. Also included in the CIP is information for projects in the 20-year long range CIP that were not funded in the 2015-2021 planning period.

CIP Status - Fall 2017
The City is 34 years old and at the point where infrastructure improvements are becoming a regular occurrence. This includes storm water pipes, sidewalks, roadways, refreshing City parks and more. As the City plans carefully for the work that will occur in the next year, the next five to 10 years and beyond, it needs to be very deliberate in prioritizing and funding such projects. The intense and wide-reaching work of developing the next iteration of its Capital Improvement Plan will soon begin. This will include broad opportunity for community input to help identify and sequence the work.

Pavement Preservation Program
The City of Mill Creek has 106 lane miles within city limits, which is about 875,000 square yards of pavement. The typical life expectancy of original pavement is about 30 to 40 years. City streets currently range in age from 10 years to 40 years. As pavement begins to deteriorate, the deterioration rate is not constant. While pavement holds up for most of its life expectancy, as it nears the end of its life, pavement life quickly deteriorates. The general concept of pavement preservation is that as pavement deteriorates, intervention is done at the proper time with some type of surface treatment that returns it to a like-new condition and extends the pavement life. The City's goal is to intervene before roads deteriorate in order to preserve City infrastructure.
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