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Castle Rock has about $220 million in roadway assets.
Even as the Town cuts back its expenses, it’s important to maintain those assets not only to preserve the safety of the roads but also to maintain the livability of our community.
“Even in very tight budgets, its important to, as an example, keep changing the oil on your car,” Public Works Director Bob Goebel told Town Council in comparison.
With that thought in mind, Council last month approved six contracts totaling about $2.75 million for Castle Rock’s 2010 Pavement Maintenance Program. This year’s budget for the program is $2.8 million.
Work will begin in late April and run through August. Several areas of Town – Castle Oaks, Castlewood Ranch, Crystal Valley Ranch, Founders Village, Front Street, Maher Ranch, The Meadows, Plum Creek and Prairie Hawk Drive – will see repairs.
Slurry and chip seals generally are applied to streets 3 to 7 years old. The Town will complete about 43 lane miles of slurry and chip seals this year, covering about 8 percent of Castle Rock’s roads. Typically, streets 5 to 12 years old require asphalt overlay. About 3 miles of streets will receive that treatment this year.
Streets that are in very poor condition require reconstruction – the most costly form of street rehabilitation. This year, the Town will perform about 1 mile of reconstruction. The final component of the maintenance program is replacement of sections of curb, gutter and sidewalk throughout Town that are damaged.
Residents and businesses that will be directly impacted by the work will receive mailings detailing the projects as well as notices on their doors shortly before the work is to begin. Signs also will be posted in affected areas about a week before work takes place.
A complete listing of all streets that will be impacted soon will be available at CRgov.com/pmp. Meanwhile, those who have questions may contact Construction Manager Carl Armijo, 720-733-2471 or carmijo@CRgov.com.