Paving Plan

The annual paving plan is funded through the Safe Streets & Safe Community Fee, also known as the Municipal Service Fee. It has allowed the city to greatly improve the maintenance and upkeep of city streets. The Safe Streets and Safe Community Service Fee is $3.00 each week for those working within city limits and $1.20 of that $3 weekly fee goes toward public right-of-way improvements, which includes paving and ADA improvements to sidewalks. Since 2016, when the fee was implemented, the Engineering Department has paved over 40 miles of city streets and installed over 470 ADA improvements to city sidewalks.

Street Resurfacing

The Engineering Department resurfaces several miles of Morgantown streets each year. Resurfacing is scheduled five years in advance through a carefully organized selection process. The plan is revisited every three years and adjusted as needed.

The Selection Process

The selection process involves input from several different sources. Citizen input, City staff recommendations, as well as an evaluation / rating system maintained by the Engineering Department. All of these contribute to the selection of streets to be resurfaced in the multi-year paving plan.

The Evaluation / Rating System

The City of Morgantown works with an outside contractor, Dynatest, which specializes in roadway pavement distress surveys and analysis. Using a mix of personnel and cutting-edge technology, Dynatest develops a detailed evaluation and rating system of the city streets. Specialized vehicles provide high-resolution imagery of the pavement and test the roads for roughness and rutting. This work allows the City of Morgantown Engineering Department to develop a more detailed, efficient, and cost effective multi-year resurfacing plan.

Required Paving 

Streets that require paving but cannot be added to the current year's list due to budget constraints get priority on the next year's list. If you wish to make a recommendation for a street to be placed on the list, please contact the Engineering Department at 304-284-7412.
2021 Paving Plan 
  1. Dayton Avenue from Union to Richwood
  2. Eastern Avenue from Burroughs to Aspen
  3. Fenwick Street from Junior to Mansfield
  4. Greendale Street from Collins Ferry to Woodland
  5. Madigan Avenue from Barrickman to Mississippi
  6. Maple Avenue from Dormont to Buckhannon
  7. McLane Avenue from Eighth to Dead End
  8. Park Street from Cobun to Dead End
  9. Prairie Avenue from Wagner to Wilson
  10. Prospect Street from North High to University
  11. Prospect Street from Willey to Price
  12. South Hills Drive from Buckhannon to Vandalia
  13. White Avenue from Decker to Vandalia
  14. Wilson Avenue from Jefferson to Jefferson
  15. Woodland Drive from Eastern to Valley
  16. Oakland Street from University to Riverview (alternate)

Paving Plan Map

The map below shows which city streets are scheduled for paving and which were paved in previous years. Click the icon on the top left of the map to show the legend and then check the corresponding paving year you wish to view.

Map of City Streets

The map below shows which streets the City of Morgantown is responsible for maintaining. Click the icon on the top left of the map to view the legend.

Previous Paving Lists