Street Improvements

The Town of Estes Park maintains around 56 centerline miles of paved streets. A successful pavement management program utilizes a variety of techniques that not only repairs pavement surfaces that have deteriorated, but more importantly maintains road way segments that are in good condition. Public Works now manages the street network of Estes Park with a computer-based program called PAVER™. This Windows-based program is a powerful tool in managing our pavements. A pavement management system uses engineering technology to determine when, where, and how to best maintain roadways. It provides the needed leverage to preserve the infrastructure investment. PAVER™ assists the Engineering Division in organizing, planning and budgeting for pavement maintenance. It offers prediction modeling and analysis for long term future control of all pavement management aspects.
 
 

2019 Pavement Seal Treatment Program

Crack Seal
Vance Brothers, Inc. performed crack sealing around town the week of April 19. This work consists of applying hot asphalt sealant to roadway cracks, effectively preventing water from penetrating the road surface and creating potholes. They will return to perform a crack seal, slurry seal, and restriping of the Town Hall parking lot in May.
 
Chip Seal
Vance Brothers will complete the Town's annual chip seal work beginning in June of 2019. Chip seals apply crushed aggregate "chips" over emulsified asphaltic oil. The oil seals the underlying surface from water penetration while the chips provide a new wearing surface for traffic. Chip seals have proven to be a very cost-effective method of maintaining local roadways.

2019 Street Overlay Program

Elkhorn Avenue
Coulson Excavating Co. will begin the resurfacing of East Elkhorn Avenue the week of May 6. Working hours will be from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Weather permitting, the work on Elkhorn Avenue is scheduled for substantial completion prior to Memorial Day weekend. The project is not expected to cause any full road closures, though lane closures and detours will be necessary to complete the work.
 
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will provide maintenance funds to the Town to resurface a portion of East Elkhorn Avenue, to be completed with the Town's annual Street Overlay Program. The work will consist of milling and overlaying the top 2.5 inches of the asphalt pavement from the western edge of the intersection at US 34 & US 36, westward to Moraine Avenue. The road will be re-striped and two asphalt loading zones will be replaced with concrete pavement. Funds permitting, the work may extend into the intersection of US 34/36.
 
PAVEMENT MANAGEMENT

For more information please contact Public Works at 970-577-3587 or publicworks@estes.org.