Every year, Denver Public Works engineers prioritize the City's paving needs and create a paving plan for work to be completed.
Week of October 26:
- A contracted Mill and Overlay crew will begin paving 1st Avenue from University to Fillmore starting Sunday, October 26 through Wednesday, October 29. Work is scheduled to occur overnight from 7PM to 6AM. Where crews are milling/paving, one lane will remain open for traffic.
- One Street Maintenance crew will begin paving several alleys between 26th and Montview and from Monaco to Quebec. While a second Street Maintenance crew will pave several alleys between 26th and 29th Avenues and from Steele to Garfield.
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