Pavement maintenance projects beginning soon
The city’s annual pavement maintenance program is underway for 2019 and includes a series of maintenance activities slated for completion in the fall. The goal of the pavement maintenance program is to improve driving conditions and extend pavement life citywide.
The program makes needed road repairs in different areas of the city each year based on the Pavement Condition Index (PCI). The Pavement Condition Index is a rating system used to determine the relative condition of a street segment. The city will perform two types of maintenance activities based upon the PCI. One activity is slurry seal, which is applied to streets with a higher PCI to help extend pavement life. The other activity is known as “mill and overlay,” which is used on streets with a lower PCI that need more extensive maintenance to extend pavement life.
Notification and Traffic Impacts
Notices will go out to residents and businesses of impacted areas by letter and/or door hanger before work begins in those areas. Drivers should expect to encounter periodic lane closures, traffic shifts and occasional delays during construction. Partial and full street closures are possible on street segments.
Slurry Seal Areas
Most of this year’s slurry seal work takes place in and around the River Run, Villages at Buffalo Run West, and Fronterra neighborhoods. Nearly all residential streets in the River Run and Villages at Buffalo Run West neighborhoods along with E. 100th Ave and Laredo Dr. in Fronterra are scheduled to be treated with “slurry seal” over the next two months. This process involves laying a new surface layer of liquid asphalt and finely crushed gravel over the existing pavement. The work typically requires short-term street closures where residents will be asked to move all vehicles off the street and avoid using their driveways for no more than one day.
Mill and Overlay Areas
Many roads in the Irondale and Core City area will receive mill and overlay repairs on segments of streets as part of the larger Core City and Irondale Infrastructure Improvement Project. The mill and overlay method includes removing and replacing pavement with a new layer of fresh asphalt. This process typically involves lane closures, areas of rough pavement and lower speed limits, but rarely calls for street closures.
Street segments scheduled for mill and overlay in the coming months include:
- Dahlia Street to Magnolia Street, E. 56th to E. 60th Avenue
- Kearney Street to Quebec Street, Interstate 270 to E. 56th Avenue
- Colorado Boulevard, E. 72nd to E. 74th Avenue
- Glencoe Street to Holly Street, E. 64th to E. 66th Avenue
- Vasquez Boulevard to Kearney Street, E. 60th to E. 64th Avenue
- E. 81st Avenue, Rosemary Street to Syracuse Street
- E. 83rd Avenue, Quebec Street to Rosemary Street
- E. 84th Avenue, Pontiac Street to Syracuse Street
- E. 86th Avenue, just east of Quebec Street
- E. 87th Avenue, Tamarac Street to Ulster Street
- Pontiac Street: just south of E. 81st Avenue and E. 82nd Place to E. 84th Avenue
- Tamarac St., E. 87th to E. 88th Avenue
- Valentia Street, E. 85th to E. 86th Avenue
- 96th Avenue, west of Chambers Road to east of Moline Street
For questions about these projects, call the Commerce City Pavement Hotline at 303-289-8118.