The Streets Division is responsible for 57 miles of Town of Estes Park roadway including snow plowing, street sweeping, striping, curb, gutter, pothole patching, resurfacing, chip seal, crack seal and more (see in-depth descriptions below). There are three full-time staff members in the department and several seasonal employees hired during the summer months.
SNOW REMOVAL - The Snow Removal Program involves the of cleaning all Town-maintained streets, cul-de-sacs, parking lots, sidewalks, ridge removal and hike and bike trails.
TRASH REMOVAL - Involves cleaning parking lots each morning and putting up and taking down seasonal trash cans. After the summer season, each seasonal trash can is cleaned with a steamer and stored for the following year. The Town contracts privately with Doering Disposal for the actual downtown trash pick-up. Residential and commercial trash pick-up are not provided by the Town; please see a private contractor to set up these services.
STREET AND TRAFFIC SIGN REPLACEMENT - Includes replacing faded or discolored signs within Town limits, installation and removal of seasonal signs, installation of traffic control signs during special events, and the installation of signs as authorized by the Public Works Committee.
STREET MAINTENANCE - The Street Maintenance Program is the department's miscellaneous program. A major portion of the work involves such things as bollard repairs, curb markings and related work. The majority of money spent in this program pertains to helping other departments.
PATCHING - Encompasses the widening of streets for drainage curbs, pothole patching with either hot or cold mix, depending upon the season. Most asphalt patches that involve the removal of asphalt are patched by a contractor.
PAINTING & STRIPING - Consists of red curb, parking stalls in all Town lots, crosswalks, stop bars, right arrows, left arrows, straight arrows, handicapped parking, no parking and loading zones.
CRACK SEAL - Repair of cracks in the asphalt.
DRAINAGE - Cleaning culverts, replacement of Town-owned culverts, grading ditches and constructing asphalt curbs.
SHOULDERING - Shouldering new overlays and isolated spots where there have been drainage problems.
DUMP SITE CLEANING - General clean-up and screening of all debris piles.