Completing the Right Repair on the Right Road at the Right Time
When it comes to maintaining roads, Commerce City is committed to making the right repair on the right road at the right time. That’s why the city uses a comprehensive pavement maintenance and management plan that follows a sensible schedule for taking care of roadways.
Types of Road Maintenance
Criteria used to determine road repairs in the city include factors such as: pavement condition, traffic volume and roadway type. Once the roads are evaluated based on these factors, the appropriate type of maintenance is determined.
- Routine maintenance – cyclical, planned maintenance to extend the life of the road.
Examples: crack sealing, mastic asphalt sealing and pothole patching
- Preventive maintenance – applied to pavement in relatively good condition to extend pavement life and improve its appearance.
Examples: slurry seal, chip seal
- Corrective maintenance – a reactive method that extends roadway life through structural enhancements such as resurfacing and reconstruction.
Example: mill and overlay
Roads are typically rebuilt once they are completely deteriorated, which makes scheduled maintenance critical for extending the life of existing roads. Concrete pavement can receive routine maintenance, but since concrete is stronger than asphalt, it is more difficult to perform other types of maintenance and often requires full removal and installation of new material.
2018 Pavement Maintenance Projects
Projected construction schedules vary with each type of maintenance. Schedules and completion windows are subject to change at any time due to inclement weather or other factors.
Routine Maintenance – Crack Seal
Crack sealing and mastic asphalt sealing are processes used to make minor roadway repairs that help extend the life of streets and prevent further pavement damage for a period of time. Crack sealing around the city began in the spring and will continue into the summer. This year's locations include the following subdivisions:
- Buckley Ranch - complete
- Fronterra Village - complete
Preventive Maintenance – Slurry Seal
Slurry seal, which is is a mixture of liquid asphalt and finely crushed gravel, is designed to extend the life of streets and improve their appearance. Work is scheduled for completion between August and October in the following subdivisions:
- Buckley Ranch
- Fronterra Village
Corrective Maintenance – Mill and Overlay
This process involves removing (or "milling") the top layer of pavement and replacing it with a new surface layer of fresh asphalt. Work is scheduled to take place between August and October at the following locations:
- Chambers Road – E. 96th Avenue to E. 104th Avenue
- Laredo Street/Laredo Drive – E. 96th Avenue to E. 100th Avenue
- E. 100th Avenue – Chambers Road to Laredo Drive
- Jasper Street and Laredo Street – E. 120th Avenue to E. 121st Avenue
- Peoria Parkway/Peoria Street – E. 104th Avenue to E. 112th Avenue
- E. 112th Avenue – Peoria Street to RR tracks just east of Highway 85
- York Street – Brighton Boulevard to South Platte River (just south of E. 58th Avenue)
Concrete Pavement Rehabilitation
Repairing streets paved with concrete typically involves removing and replacing damaged or failing concrete panels. Repair work is scheduled for September and October in the following stretches:
- Heinz Way – Yosemite Street to E. 96th Avenue
- Tower Road – one-half mile stretch just north of E. 104th Avenue