Mexico has approximately 90 miles of paved streets. A yearly evaluation program is conducted to help prioritize improvements. The city makes every effort to address needed improvements in both arterial and residential streets. Available funding also helps determine the improvements for the fiscal year.
Approximately 2/3 of the city's streets are asphalt, and the other 1/3 being concrete. Mexico has a very small percentage of brick streets. Asphalt is used because it is both economical and long lasting with a general life expectancy of 10 to 15 years.
The Street Department is responsible for the following duties:
- Drainage projects
- Joint sealing
- Pothole patching
- Snow removal