Street Improvements

The Town of Estes Park maintains around 59 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.
 
CURRENT PROJECTS

MacGregor Avenue Road reconstruction will begin at the intersection with Wonderview Avenue and will continue north for approximately ½ mile. 

The MacGregor Avenue Road Improvement project includes the following improvements:

  • Two-lane roadway reconstruction;
  • An eight foot pedestrian walk/trail on the east side of MacGregor Avenue;
  • Improvements to the intersection with Wonderview Avenue for increased pedestrian safety including pedestrian activated rapid flash beacons, raised concrete islands, trimming of trees;
  • Drainage improvements.

Additional information is available at the MacGregor Avenue webpage linked above.

Crack Seal

A contractor for the Town of Estes Park starts a town-wide crack-sealing project today. The work consists of applying hot asphalt sealant to cracks in Town streets, effectively preventing water from penetrating the roadways and reducing potholes. Funds permitting, the treatment will be applied to all Town-owned asphalt streets not crack sealed last year.  The project is scheduled for completion by May 26, weather permitting.  The project is not expected to cause any street closures, though moving lane closures and flagging will be necessary. Motorists should drive with caution. 

Roads scheduled for chip seal the week of May 1 are streets shown in red below, as well as streets shown in the box marked PAGE 1. Updates will be provided weekly with the general plan being to go in order Page 1 through Page 3.

Overlay and Patching

A contractor for the Town of Estes Park will begin paving multiple roads in Estes Park beginning May 15, weather permitting. This work consists of overlaying or removing the existing asphalt and replacing it with a new asphalt surface, depending on the condition of the existing pavement. The contractor will patch large sections of additional roads in Town. Roads designated for paving are Raven Avenue, Big Horn Drive, and East Riverside Drive. Roads designated for patching are Aspen Avenue, Heinz Parkway, High Drive, Lexington Lane Pawnee Lane and Pine Knoll Drive. If funding allows, additional work may be performed.

The contractor, The Perfect Patch Asphalt Company, may perform sawcutting on proposed patches the week of May 8 in advance of full scale operations. The map below shows the sections of road to receive overlays. E. Riverside Drive will be receiving a thin overlay in anticipation of more extensive work in the coming years.

PAVEMENT MANAGEMENT

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