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Street Improvement Projects

The Street Division utilizes both in-house crews and contractors to complete road improvement projects on the city’s 1,135 lane miles.

Asphalt paving

A contractor will place a new asphalt surface. This pavement may be placed either over an existing roadway or on roadways that have received milling operations. Milling is the process of grinding up and removing the existing asphalt surface. Milling may be only at the edges of the roadway or may be the full width of the roadway.

AN ASPHALT SHORTAGE IN THE DENVER METRO AREA THIS YEAR SEVERELY DECREASED THE AMOUNT OF PAVING OUR CONTRACTOR WAS ABLE TO PERFORM.

As of October 16, 2021, the paving for 2021 will be complete. The Contractor will begin in early spring 2022, weather dependent, to complete the 37 streets from the 2021 list, and then work to complete the streets earmarked for 2022.

 

Crack seal

Crack Seal is utilized to seal the cracks to protect from water intrusion and other damaging factors.  This is one of the city’s most cost effective preventative maintenance strategies in reducing asphalt deterioration and prolonging pavement life.  Work begins in early October as temperatures cool down and will continue through the winter months until April/May. The work is completed during the cold temperatures to allow the cracks to be at their widest for better sealing. Residents on the effected streets will see "No Parking" signs placed 48 hours prior to work starting.

2021 Project - list and map 

 

Hot applied chip seal - 2021 Project  - Complete

Westminster uses contractors to place a surface treatment that combines a Chip Seal and a thin layer of open graded friction course (rock) providing a double surface. This process provides a durable surface and waterproof membrane that will improve the existing asphalt.

 

Slurry seal - 2021 Project  - Complete

Slurry seal is a thin restorative surface treatment that does not require milling and extends the useful life of asphalt by keeping air and water out and stopping oxidation. The city's contractor will be doing both the concrete replacement and the slurry seal for this project.