Each year Public Works selects sections on roadways throughout the
Village for its Minor Area Resurfacing Strategy or M.A.R.S project, and
they use GIS to plot these areas based off an address, multiple
addresses, andor intersections. Once these areas have been determined
then small resurfacing patches are applied, which can extend the life of
the full roadway for up to 5 years.
By using GIS for this project it gives Public Works a better
understanding for where these troubled areas are located. Which in
return, assist them with prioritizing their list for the five-year
Capital Improvements Plan. GIS and M.A.R.S allows for better cost
effective decision making.