How Can We Help You?
The Alley Paving Program provides residents the opportunity to have their alley paved with a 50/50 split of costs with the City for the placement of two inches (2″) of asphalt pavement 10 feet in width. The goal of this program is to allow residents to keep their alleys safe for usage.
Typically, upon request, the first step includes a field inspection of the alley to determine the feasibility of paving it. A list of all property owners adjacent to the alley is then obtained.
This information is provided to the property owners or their designee, who together are responsible for collecting the per linear foot assessment from each property owner along the alley.
The Street Department benefits by not having to grade or oil the paved alley for at least 10 years. Residents along the alley benefit because of the reduction of dust generated by alley traffic.
Mishawaka currently has over 253,583 linear feet, or 48.03 total miles, of alley that are open to the public in the city. A significant number of these have been paved and paid for jointly by the City of Mishawaka and property owners.
For more information about the program or to make a request, contact the Engineering Department.
How Does the Process Work?
Residents who are interested in this program can contact the Engineering Department directly. Staff will be in touch to determine if the request can be completed. An estimate of cost will be provided based on the current unit prices from the City contractor before any commitment of work is completed. The cost of repairs will be split 50/50, with the participating homeowners adjacent to the alley responsible to pay 50% of the total cost and the City will pay the remaining 50%. Once payment is received in full by the Engineering Department, the contractor will be scheduled to complete the agreed upon work.