Pothole Patching

The Streets Division purchased a new pothole repair spray patcher in 2015 to put the 1A sales tax dollars to work repairing streets as a part of the Town's Street Improvement Program. Weather permitting, the patcher will be out every day, with the exception of mid-winter months when temperatures will be too low to operate the patching equipment.

Maintenance Repairs
Routine maintenance of the main arterial roads is considered top priority with the only exception being Work Repair Orders generated from resident/guest communications. Following major arterials, priority is given to collector streets and then residential streets.

Repair Requests 
Requests for pothole repairs should be directed to the Public Works Department at 970-577-3587 or emailed to publicworks@estes.org. Once received, requests are put into a work order and sent to the Street Supervisor for scheduling. The Streets Division will strive to complete repairs within 3 business days of receiving the request.

Map of Repairs
After each pothole has been repaired, the Street Division operator uses in-field technology to input the GIS coordinates of the repair location. See a Town map showing locations of completed pothole repairs.
 
Street Repair Categories
The pothole repair spray patcher will repair regular potholes up to three feet in diameter, wide cracks, small allegation areas and edge breaks. Moderate repair work up to ten feet in diameter where asphalt needs to be removed and replaced will be manually completed by the Streets Division. Larger repair areas will be completed by hired contractors. Emergency pothole repair in cold weather may be completed with cold mix asphalt.

Requests for Ride-alongs
Citizens may request a one hour ride-along in the pothole repair spray patcher with the Streets Division operator. Two citizen ride-alongs will take place every other Friday beginning July 10th and can be scheduled between the hours of 9 am and 2 pm. Please contact the Public Works Department at 970-577-3587 or publicworks@estes.org for scheduling. Requests will be granted on a first-come, first-serve basis and citizens must be 18 or older to participate. All participants will be required to sign an Indemnification and Release Form prior to the ride-along.