Streets & Sidewalks

Potholes and Sidewalk Cracks

To report a pothole, cracked or raised sidewalk, or other street or sidewalk problem, please use the Request Tracker or call City Hall at 562-865-6262.

Pavement Management Program

In 2017, the City of Artesia completed a comprehensive update of its Street Condition Report (Report). The purpose of the Report is to analyze various funding scenarios to assist the City in making decisions about street resurfacing priorities, based on current pavement conditions. The basis of the Report is assessing the current condition of the City's streets. Every block of every street was inspected in 2017 and its pavement condition documented.

The Report prioritizes the resurfacing of streets that are in fair condition, to extend their life, preventing further deterioration. Streets that are in poor condition are significantly more expensive to resurface than streets in fair condition. To best use available funding, the City is focusing on prolonging the life of streets. 

Due to limited funding, it is only possible to resurface a few streets each year. In addition to the condition of the pavement, the City must prioritize streets based on the type of street, traffic volume, and connectivity to other streets.

The updated PMP was presented to the City Council on April 2, 2019 as part of the City’s reporting for SB 1 Grant funding which is used to complete street repairs and improvements each yearly. The full report and the City Council agenda item are available below.

2017 Street Conditions Report

City Council Agenda Report April 8, 2019

Street Resurfacing Request

The City receives many requests each year from residents to resurface their streets. While the City regularly fixes potholes and makes other minor repairs upon request, street resurfacing is prioritized based on available funding and the factors mentioned above. Since most residents would like their street to be resurfaced sooner rather than later, the City cannot use resident requests as a basis for prioritizing streets.

Sidewalk Program

In line with the City’s continuing efforts to improve the infrastructure of the City, in 2019, the City instituted a new sidewalk inspection and repair program. The program began with inspecting all of the City’s sidewalks and creating an inventory inclusive of any identified hazards along with GIS mapping of the inventory. Overall, the report identified that less than 10% of cracked sidewalks in the City were considered large (1 inch or over) with the majority being small or medium. Due to limited funding, it is not possible to repair all the sidewalks at once so the City prioritizes repair work based on severity. In September 2019, the City Council approved a contract to have all large hazards (1 inch or over) repaired within the next two years. Following the initial repair, sidewalks will be assessed and repaired based on districts in a three-year cycle.