The city of Georgetown will work from August until mid-November to resurface and repair several neighborhood streets throughout the city.

This annual work costing nearly $5 million in 2023 is funded by the city’s $0.0025 street maintenance sales tax, which was reapproved by voters in November 2022.

The specifics

The city utilizes two different methods for its street resurfacing projects.

The first, called hot-in-place recycling, is a process that heats, removes, grounds and remixes the existing pavement with new material to create a new asphalt surface, according to a city news release.

Work deploying this method began Aug. 7 in the Pecan Branch North neighborhood with more neighborhoods and areas to follow, including:
  • North College-Holly-Morrow streets area
  • Pecan Branch North subdivision
  • River Ridge subdivision
  • San Gabriel Heights subdivision
  • Williams Addition subdivision
The other way the city treats streets is called a high-performance surface seal. This involves applying sealant to the surface of the road, reducing the damage it incurs from UV radiation, water and traffic.

Sealant work began Aug. 16 and will take place in six neighborhoods, including:
  • LaConterra subdivision
  • Pinnacle subdivision
  • River Bend subdivision
  • Sun City subdivision
  • Thousand Oaks subdivision
  • Westhaven subdivision
This process requires the street to be closed for 24 hours beginning at 8 a.m. on the day of repair, according to the release.

Georgetown will notify residents about work on streets though the city website, Nextdoor and flyers.

Next steps

Georgetown determines which streets receive annual repairs using a pavement condition index study. Last performed in 2018, this study grades the quality of each road and recommends specific treatment options, according to the release. A new study will be completed later this year and guide projects moving forward.