Public Works & Natural Resources
2012 Street Rehabilitation Program
The City’s annual Street Rehabilitation Program contracts with private sector contractors for replacement of broken curbs and sidewalks, preventive maintenance such as crack sealing, chip sealing and pavement overlay and reconstruction. With over 325 centerline miles of paved streets, it is critical that the City maintain its streets to provide a safe and efficient transportation system. It should be noted that this project has been made possible through use of the City's ¾ cent Street Fund Sale and Use Tax.
Street projects for the Street Rehabilitation Program are selected based on system-wide needs and priorities. If your street has been selected for rehabilitation, you will receive a project notification letter. Those priorities are established after examining many factors including the pavement condition, traffic volumes, and coordination with other utility projects. This year’s program includes 211,000 square yards of rehabilitation. Attached are the locations for the 2012 Street Rehabilitation Program.
Street rehabilitation is generally a two stage process, beginning with concrete repairs of damaged curb, gutter and sidewalk and other related concrete work. After the concrete repairs are completed, rehabilitation of the street continues with either a resurfacing project or total reconstruction. As rehabilitation work approaches, door hangers will be used to help inform you of the upcoming construction activities.
If you have questions or comments feel free to contact the City’s Project Manager, Tom Street, at 303-651-8694.
Rehab Program Overview - This service is responsible for the planning, design, and project management
of the City's annual Street Rehabilitation Program; and coordinating contracted
contracted construction efforts with the City's maintenance efforts in order
to provide the best overall life cycle maintenance for the City's streets
and sidewalks. Duties include condition rating of the streets, updating of
the City's Pavement Management System database, developing long-range rehabilitation
plans, construction management of the contracted portions of the program,
and coordinating work with other divisions and departments. The contracted
portion of the annual Street Rehab Program includes concrete repair of broken
sidewalks and curbs exhibiting drainage and safety issues, preventative maintenance
treatments, pavement overlays and reconstruction.
Preventative maintenance surface treatments include cracksealing
and chip sealing. Two of the City's rehab strategies include the use of
pavement overlays and reconstruction.
This program varies from other Public Works Division capital projects in
that the scope of the program is citywide with the overall rehab needs of
the streets system being rated and prioritized on an annual basis. The nature
of the work is ongoing with the extent of work accomplished in one-year based
on the budget of that year. The particular needs and the attempt to coordinate
with other capital projects.
As in the past, the various street rehab contracts were utilized to perform
work for other divisions and departments and to perform construction tasks
for other projects within the division such as Transportation System Management
When a roadway has deteriorated beyond the point where an overlay would provide
benefit, total reconstruction of a street is considered. Reconstruction involves
the removal of all-existing pavements and replacement with all new materials.
This process is expensive and the goal of preventative maintenance is to delay
or avoid reconstruction.
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Public Works & Natural Resources
August 14, 2012