As part of the new 0.65% sales tax, the City of Greeley took responsibility for maintaining 700 miles of curb, gutter and sidewalk. This program has 3 essential functions: ADA ramp repairs, general right-of-way concrete repairs, and neighborhood complaint repairs. In 2016 the City developed a website enabling residents to register an online request for concrete repair. Along with the website, they can call in and speak directly with a staff member. Requests began coming in for repairs in December of 2015 and to date the Concrete Maintenance staff has received over 369 requests which has created a $1,763,000 backlog. Staff is also working to inventory concrete throughout the entire City to determine the overall needs.
Additionally, in early 2016 Concrete Maintenance staff identified the condition of ramps all ramps in Greeley. Of the 6,319 ramps, 849 or 13.4% are ADA compliant, and 5,470 are non-ADA compliant. Improvements to these are ongoing.
In 2016 concrete maintenance programs replaced:
- 171 ADA Ramps at approximately $2,500 each
- 16 cross pans (concrete gutter across a road) at approximately $5,000 each
- 12,360 linear feet of sidewalk (on streets overlayed in 2016 and in neighborhoods identified in the Keep Greeley Moving program)
In 2017 concrete maintenance programs will include work in the Downtown, Glenmere, Cranford, and Rolling Hills neighborhoods. Concrete repair will also occur on streets being overlayed to bring sidewalks and ramps up to ADA compliance. Currently throughout the entire city there are over 1,500 cross pans with an estimated 25% in need of repair. Additionally, the City will hire a concrete saw cutting contractor in 2017 to remedy minor trip hazards throughout neighborhoods, thus allowing for repairs at about a quarter of the cost of a full replacement.
The Concrete Maintenance Program inspects, schedules, and repairs displaced or damaged concrete sidewalks within the City right-of-way. This program is intended to prevent trip and fall incidents due to the deterioration of aging sidewalks, aprons, and access ramps. Curb and gutters are also inspected and repaired as part of the program to ensure proper water flow to the storm drain system.
Displaced or damaged concrete may be temporarily repaired to remove an immediate trip hazard. Trip hazards are repaired by grinding the lifted area. If a sidewalk or apron has too high of a vertical displacement (usually above 1.5 inches), it will be temporarily repaired with a concrete or asphalt patch. After an area is temporarily repaired, it is evaluated and added to the appropriate program for replacement.
If you see or know of a hazard, please contact the City at KeepGreeleyMoving.com or 970-350-9881.