Every year, Denver Public Works engineers prioritize the City's paving needs and create a paving plan for work to be completed.
Week of April 7, 2014:
Street Maintenance crews started milling the Berkeley neighborhood last week and will begin paving those streets within the boundaries of 38th Avenue to 44th Avenue and Lowell Boulevard to Tennyson Street.
Additionally, crews are working in the Chaffee neighborhood milling streets between 48th Avenue to 52nd Avenue and Osage Street to Zuni Street.
Treatment for Roadways:
- Hot-In-Place-Recycle (HIPR) heats the top inch of existing asphalt pavement and mixes this with new asphalt. This process is less expensive and more environmental friendly than mill and overlay and provides a pavement that will last 8 to 10 years
- Chipseal and the related Capeseal are minor surface treatments, relatively inexpensive, that seal and restore the surface of a pavement and adds 6-8 years of life to a pavement
- Mill/Overlay is a major process where typically the top 2" of pavement are removed by grinding and replaced with new asphalt. This process adds approximately 12 years to the life of a pavement
- Major Machine Patch crews cut out section of the roadway for repair anywhere from 50' to 200' long and 10' to 30' wide and 8" deep and apply 7 tons or more of asphalt for repair