2018 Paving Project

Over $3 million was spent on managing and improving pavement across the City of Littleton as part of the 2018 Pavement Management Program, touching over 11 miles of city streets. A variety of pavement preservation techniques were used including crack, slurry, and chip sealing; curb and gutter repairs; and mill and overlay. These preservation projects are critical to maintaining the condition of streets to slow the rate of deterioration. The city continues to face a significant challenge in maintaining and improving the condition of its street infrastructure. Historical funding for pavement management has been around $1.4 million per year. In order to sustain and improve the city’s Pavement Condition Index (PCI) from a current 63 to a desired goal of 71, the city needs approximately $3.5 to $4 million annually for the next 10 years, and then $2.5 million annually thereafter. In 2019 the city will have $1.4 million from the gas tax, and as a result of the Fire Inclusion that voters approved in November, the Public Works Department will have another $3.1 million per year beginning in 2020 to work towards this PCI goal, but it will take time. Throughout the winter months, Public Works staff will evaluate all 161 miles of city streets and develop a five-year plan (2019-2023) for pavement management projects. A map of the anticipated projects will be published in the spring of 2019.