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Street & Alley Maintenance

Street Maintenance Includes repair, grade, patch, clear debris, weed control, minor asphalt overlay in conjunction with Engineering's Street Rehabilitation Program.
Concrete Repair Repair or replacement of damaged raised or broken concrete curbs, gutters, sidewalks, and cross pans.
Pothole Patching Please report any traffic hazards on City maintained streets or roads, follow this link to report a problem online.
Street Cleaning Streets are swept periodically on a rotation basis.
Snow & Ice Removal Responsible for clearing snow and ice from City streets during and after snow events. For maps and more information, go to the Snow & Ice page.

Engineering Services

Street Improvements

This service is responsible for the planning, design, construction, and contract administration for major street construction projects identified through the Capital Improvement Program. In addition to the activities for capital projects, this service also is responsible for the review of development plans for street planning and construction.

 

Development Review

The City of Longmont Public Works Division oversees preparation of plan sets and construction of the public improvements associated with new residential and commercial developments.

Public Works, Parks and Open Space, Planning, Water/Wastewater, Longmont Power and Communications, and Fire Department work together to ensure that the public improvements are installed according to the City of Longmont Design Standards and Construction Specifications, answer questions about the development process in Longmont, and work with developers and contractors to resolve problems that may arise during design and construction.

Public Works is responsible for coordinating the Public Improvement Agreements (PIA) and monitoring construction and final acceptances, processing securities and payments, and scheduling inspections.

Street Rehab

The service is responsible for the planning, design, and project management of the City's annual Street Rehabilitation Program; and coordinating contracted contracted construction efforts with the City's maintenance efforts in order to provide the best overall life cycle maintenance for the City's streets and sidewalks. Duties include condition rating of the streets, updating of the City's Pavement Management System database, developing long-range rehabilitation plans, construction management of the contracted portions of the program, and coordinating work with other divisions and departments. The contracted portion of the annual Street Rehab Program includes concrete repair of broken sidewalks and curbs exhibiting drainage and safety issues, preventative maintenance treatments, pavement overlays and reconstruction.

Preventative maintenance surface treatments include crack sealing and chip sealing. Two of the City's rehab strategies include the use of pavement overlays and reconstruction.

This program varies from other Public Works Division capital projects in that the scope of the program is city-wide with the overall rehab needs of the streets system being rated and prioritized on an annual basis. The nature of the work is ongoing with the extent of work accomplished in one-year based on the budget of that year. The particular needs and the attempt to coordinate with other capital projects.

As in the past, the various street rehab contracts were utilized to perform work for other divisions and departments and to perform construction tasks for other projects within the division such as Transportation System Management (TSM).

Capital Improvement Projects The Engineering Section of the Public Works Division oversees the development of transportation (roadways and bridges) and drainage improvements (storm drainage system and regional drainage) projects.
Transportation System Management (TSM)

In conjunction with the Transportation Advisory Board, this service develops and prioritizes safety and capacity projects to improve the transportation system. Project development includes identifying needed improvements, public contact, design and construction management. Examples of Transportation System Management (TSM) projects include: street lighting, pedestrian and disabled needs, bicycle safety, signal, and intersection modifications and improvements.

Done in conjunction with the TSM program are the placement of two radar speed trailers. The trailers are used to help increase speed awareness for residential/collector streets. The radar trailers are placed on streets where residents call in with speeding concerns. The location is added to a waiting list and when the location comes up for placement the trailers are placed on site for 4-5 days. The trailers are also used for school zone locations to increase speed awareness.

Also included in the TSM Program are the RTD Eco Pass and Guaranteed Ride Home Programs - These programs work in conjunction with each other to provide City employees with means to utilize the bus system for free. The Ecopass allows all City employees to ride the bus for free in order to encourage the use of alternative modes of transportation. The Guaranteed Ride Home Program is an extension of the Ecopass which allows the use of a taxi service to return home in the event of an emergency. These programs have been very well received and have reduced the amount of trips driven in single-occupant vehicles.

The TSM Program continued to address the installation of curb ramps in compliance with requirements of the ADA, various traffic safety programs, and the installation of missing sidewalks to improve pedestrian safety and access.

 

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Public Works & Natural Resources

Updated 8/19/13

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