Collector/ Arterial Road Maintenance
When streets are regularly maintained, the city is able to keep them in a safe condition and generally will only need to replace the top layer of asphalt in its annual overlay program. If a road is neglected too long, all of the old asphalt must be removed, and then replaced by six to ten inches of new asphalt depending on the roadways type and level of use. This complete rebuild can cost up to three times as much as an overlay.
Every mile of Greeley’s streets are entered into a computerized program designed to maximize the life of city streets and to minimize costs by applying the most cost effective maintenance technique to the various roadways. The system prioritizes the streets based on their functional classification (neighborhood/residential, arterial, etc.), roadway defects and current street ratings to create a road maintenance plan.
City staff analyzes the recommended streets and proceeds with the streets in a manner that “makes sense” and is within the funding provided. The goal of the program is to “do the right maintenance at the right time.” The plan is coordinated with the city’s Utilities Department and cable, gas and power companies to allow them to construct any upgrades to their facilities prior to any scheduled pavement overlay construction.
By coordinating our plans with these utility projects, we avoid having recently resurfaced streets dug up and the longevity of the new pavement surface compromised. This is one of the main reasons drivers will see work in the roadway before a pavement overlay job.
As part of the Keep Greeley Moving program, 10 collector/arterial roads were identified as being heavily traveled and in greatest need of overlay. These 10 projects, totaling $8,405,000, are listed on the table to the right with the first three projects being completed in 2016. The map below has completed roads highlighted in green and future overlay projects highlighted in red.
During the summer of 2017, 16th Street will be paved from 47th Avenue to 35th Avenue. This will include a major asphalt overlay with new striping, taking three weeks to complete.
17th Avenue: 34 Bypass to City Limits
7th Avenue: 18th to 22nd Street – Phase I
25th Street: 35th to 38th Avenue
16th Street: 35th to 47th Avenue
Ash Avenue: 8th to 16th Street
Reservoir Rd: 15th to 23rd Avenue
47th Avenue: 10th to 20th Street
“O” Street: 25th to 35th Avenue
29th Street: 35th to 27th Avenue
7th Avenue: 13th to 18th Street — Phase II
4th Street: 23rd to 35th Avenue