low volume roads
Frequently Asked Questions
A PM-10 road is a county maintained dirt road within the non-attainment area.
MCDOT counts traffic on all county roads to generate a list of the most traveled dirt roads in the county. A specially appointed team of MCDOT engineers and planners evaluates each of the roads on the list to determine the order in which they will be paved. Future paving determinations will be made as soon as the new traffic counts have been complete as well as prioritized by MCDOT.
The non-attainment area is the portion of the Valley that the EPA has designated for PM-10 reduction. Its boundaries run approximately from the westward boundary of Rooks Road east to Meridian Road and from the south boundary of Hunt Highway north to Jenny Lin Road.
According to A.R.S., 28-6705, roads or streets shall be laid out, opened, and constructed without cost to the county before they can be taken into th ecounty's maintenance system. Therefore, property owners in unincorporated areas that reside along designated local or collector roads are responsible for building those roads to meet the county road design standards and apply for acceptance. See Improvement Districts.
Maricopa County will own and maintain the roads. The County will purchase all necessary right-of-way to construct the roads. Upon completion of construction the County will conduct periodic maintenance, as needed, to keep the roadway up to county standards.
If the property is within existing right-of-way then the property owner is typically responsible for moving the object. If the County purchases the right-of-way for the roads that include your improvements the County will pay to move them to the new right-of-way.
The most effective way to reduce the generation of dust is to slow down when traveling on it. Traveling at a slow speed will generate less particulates in the air.
Property owners will not be assessed for the road paving. The paving is to be financed by the State and Federal gasoline tax revenues. Whether or not a property's assessed valuation is increased due to living along a paved road as compared to a dirt road will be determined by the County Assessor's Office.
EPA stands for the United States Environmental Protection Agency. For additional information visit them at: http://epa.gov/
EPA is charged with enforcing the provisions of the Clean Air Act and its amendments. The Clean Air Act requires EPA to establish and enforce air quality standards for a number of pollutants. Particulates are one pollutant, describing all forms of particles in the air.
Yes, however, there are two possible issues that must be addressed is the proposed paved road across private property or across publicly dedicated right-of-way? This will determine whether you need permission from neighbor(s) to cross their property and a permit from county Planning and Development or a permit from MCDOT.
Contact MCDOT Development Services at (602) 506-8792 for current permits requirements.
The roads are composed of a gravel base depth up to 6 inches thick and double chips sealed or structural equivalent.
Chip sealing is an economical road building and maintenance procedure that reduces pot holes by sealing moisture out of the road and is less expensive that overlaying.
The chip sealing process begins by applying thick oil called asphalt emulsion to the prepared road surface and is immediately followed by a computer-operated chip spreader that spreads chipped rock onto the emulsion. The road is embedded in the emulsion by rollers. At this point, the road is ready for use.
Chip-sealed roads can be driven on almost immediately after the surface is applied. Chip seal us an extremely cost efficient road-surfacing product that economically provides a skid-resistant surface.
Only drainage needed to protect the roadway and prevent aggravating existing problems will be done.