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.
Keep Greeley Moving originally identified 10 heavily-traveled collector and arterial roads needing a complete overlay.
As the program gained extra funding, officials identified additional sections of road — 28th Street and an additional section of 25th Street — increasing the number of projects and bringing the projected cost to a total of $7,258,443.
The first four projects were completed in 2016 and 2017 after voters approved the Keep Greeley Moving Tax.
In 2018, crews will overlay Reservoir Road and 28th Street.
16th Street: 35th to 47th Avenue
Reservoir Rd: 15th to 23rd Avenue
28th Street: Reservoir Rd to 27th Street
47th Avenue: 10th to 20th Street
25th Street: 23rd to 17th Avenue