Street Renewal Division Mission, Vision & Our History

What is our Mission?

The mission of the Street Renewal Division is to be the paving contractor of choice for all projects within the City of Los Angeles.

What is our Vision?

The Street Renewal Division provides the highest quality of resurfacing by striving for continuous improvement and a search for excellence.

The Division's primary focus is to our customers and our commitment is understanding that key quality of life depends on our ability to deliver quality of service by encouraging their participation in expressing their needs and wishes.

Historical Information

With a roadway system comprised of approximately 23,000 lane miles, the city fully relies on each one of the components of its "Pavement Preservation Program" to maintain it; that is, a state-of-the-art Pavement Management Program (Micro PAVER™), a well-balanced Maintenance Program (Small Asphalt Repairs, Crack Sealing, Slurry Sealing), and a solid Rehabilitation Program (Asphalt Overlays, Resurfacing, Reconstruction). However, the road to Pavement Preservation was not always like this; as a matter of fact, it has been a little bumpy and laden with numerous potholes that have been the result of historical underfunding.

In addition to its remarkable magnitude and heavy congestion, the City of Los Angeles' street network is also one of the oldest in the country. A significant number of streets were originally constructed almost one hundred years ago and approximately fifty percent of the entire street network was built before World War II. For decades, both the resurfacing and maintenance programs were not properly funded creating as a result a street infrastructure that has deteriorated to the point where it now requires approximately $3.5 Billion dollars to improve it to an average pavement condition index of 80.

As part of one of his priorities, Mayor Eric Garcetti established the City of Los Angeles' "Great Streets Program" to create jobs and make city government work better. Mayor Garcetti stated in his first executive directive that "A great neighborhood needs a great street as its backbone, and as city leaders, we need the backbone to make the bold changes necessary to build great streets." The Mayor also stated, "There are two essential elements to a strong city: A thriving economy that creates opportunity and pays the bills, and a city government that delivers the core services that improve the quality of our life - safe streets, clean streets, and streets in good repair."