Annual road maintenance begins in April. Open house set for April 5
More than 80 lane miles of roadway will get preventative care this year as part of the Town’s annual Pavement Maintenance Program. Work is expected to start in mid-April.
The Council-approved Pavement Maintenance Program concentrates residential road maintenance to one of five defined residential areas each year on a rotating basis. Additionally, primary and Downtown streets receive repairs as needed.
The goal is to increase efficiency, reduce costs and minimize disruption to neighborhoods. Overall, the maintenance extends the life of Town roads and helps get the most out of the Town’s investment in infrastructure.
Work planned for south areas of Town, Mikelson Boulevard
In 2017, work will focus on neighborhood streets on the south end of Town in areas such as Plum Creek, Crystal Valley, and Craig and Gould. Roadwork will include slurry seal and crack sealing, concrete restoration, and overlays. The pavement on Emerald Drive, Prestwick Way and October Place will be reconstructed this year.
An open house for residents in this area will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, at the Plum Creek Golf Club, 331 Players Club Drive.
Each year, main roads are also addressed. Downtown along the northern portion of Wilcox Street, crews will remove the brick crosswalks and repair the sidewalk. The concrete pavement will also be repaired. In Founders Village, Mikelson Boulevard, between Ridge Road and Sovereign Street, will get an asphalt overlay.
In all, the Town will invest $7 million in street maintenance this year. The funding is primarily from the Town’s Transportation Fund, which includes revenues from sales tax, motor vehicle tax and building use tax.
Schedule, open house and more information
Work is expected to start in mid-April and wrap up by July. Of course, weather in Colorado is a factor, and schedules could change.
Residents and businesses directly impacted by the work will receive mailings detailing the projects, as well as notices on their doors shortly before the work begins. Tentative schedule and bid information is online at CRgov.com/PMP.
This is the sixth year for the Council-approved program. Next year, the Town plans to concentrate residential roadwork in the eastern region of Town, which includes Founders Village and Castlewood Ranch. Find out when your area is due for maintenance at CRgov.com/maps and click “Pavement Maintenance Map.”
Questions? Contact Public Works, 720-733-2465 or roads@CRgov.com.
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