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 Street 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

View the 2018 program overview (some street segments have changed)

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 was completed in the spring and summer. This year's locations include the following subdivisions:

  • Buckley Ranch (complete)
  • Fronterra Village (complete)
  • Outlook (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 was completed in September in the following subdivisions:

  • Buckley Ranch (complete)
  • Fronterra Village (complete)
  • Outlook (complete)

Residents in these neighborhoods will experience short-term street closures and be asked to avoid using your driveways or parking cars on the street for one day while your street is being treated.  

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 was completed between September and November at the following locations: 

Major thoroughfares

  • Chambers Road – E. 96th Avenue to E. 104th Avenue
  • Peoria Parkway/Peoria Street – E. 104th Avenue to E. 112th Avenue

Outlook neighborhood

  • Jasper Street and Laredo Street – E. 120th Avenue to E. 121st Avenue
  • E. 121st Avenue – Chambers Road to Laredo Street
  • E. 122nd Avenue – Hannibal Street to Village Circle East
  • Village Circle West – E. 121st Avenue to east of Idalia Street
  • Village Circle East – west of Kalispell Street to E. 121st Avenue
  • Idalia Street – E. 121st Avenue to Village Circle West
  • Kalispell Street – E. 121st Avenue to Village Circle East

Southwest Commerce City

  •  York Street – Brighton Boulevard to South Platte River (just south of E. 58th Avenue)

*Construction schedules are approximate and subject to change without notice

Concrete Pavement Rehabilitation

Repairing streets paved with concrete typically involves removing and replacing damaged or failing concrete panels. Repair work took place in September and October in the following stretches:

  • Heinz Way – Yosemite Street to E. 96th Avenue (complete)
  • Tower Road – one-half mile stretch just north of E. 104th Avenue (complete)

Projects completed in recent years

2017 program overview

2016 program map