When it comes to maintaining the city’s infrastructure, summer and fall are the busiest times of year for public works crews and the city’s engineering staff. Between roads, sidewalks, sanitary, and storm sewer, the City of Littleton has over $500 million in assets on the ground, and it is a massive task to keep them in a high-performing state.
More than $4 million dollars will be spent in 2017, the most the city has spent in one year. There will be several high-profile projects as well as ongoing maintentance. Teams will do crack sealing on over eight miles of road and will lay down 3.8 miles of asphalt across the city.
Because the city takes innovation seriously, crews work with Colorado-based contractors and engineering firms to utilize new techniques. This fall, residents can expect to see new uses for slurry seal surface treatments and median improvements to reduce water usage. The city is engaged in design projects and planning for future needs. This includes regional efforts in partnership with other cities, counties, and the Colorado Department of Transportation.
Capital projects make up the bulk of spending as assets in need of major repairs get overhauls. Projects in 2017 include:
• Mineral – westbound from Broadway to Windermere
• Broadway – Caley to Arapahoe
• South Broadway and County Line Road intersection – signal upgrades
• Jackass Gulch – stormwater bank improvements
• Lee Gulch at Broadway – stormwater headwall upgrades
• Trailmark culverts repairs
A location list and map is available on the city’s website at www.littletongov.org/city-services/city-departments/public-works/public-works-projects.