Street Improvement Project
Streets are maintained by first, second and third priority. The priority is set by traffic volume and public safety. Always remember, parking restrictions may apply, streets and parking lots may be signed "No Parking" 72 hours in advance of work and cars parked illegally may be towed at the owners' expense.
The 2010 Street Improvement Project has been cancelled. All work from the 2010 Street improvement Project will be scheduled for completion in 2011.
Q. What is the difference between a pothole, a sinkhole, and a utility cut?
A. A pothole is a chunk of asphalt that is missing from the roadway. A sinkhole is where the asphalt is intact, but has sunk due to instability of the ground beneath it. For repair of a pothole or a sinkhole, please contact the Street Department at 1-970-920-5130 or e-mail at email@example.com. A Utility Cut occurs when someone has to cut into the street to access the utilities below. Most of these are done by private contractors. A temporary patch is placed, if the temporary patch has sunk severely, please contact the Engineering Department at 130 S Galena, Aspen, CO 81611, 1-970-920-5080 or EngineeringHelp@cityofasepn.com
Q. The street by my residence is full of cracks and potholes and has not been addressed, yet other streets in the neighborhood which are still in decent shape are getting fixed. Why is this?
A. The City of Aspen has a set amount of funding it can use for specific projects such as Crack Sealing, Overlays, and Reconstruction. If the street is too damaged, it will need full reconstruction and can be placed on a waiting list to be completed when the funds are available. Crack Sealing can be done on streets which are still in decent shape as preventative maintenance. The cost for this preventative maintenance is far less than allowing the road to become worse and require full reconstruction.
Q. How are streets selected for the City’s annual street improvement program?
A. The Street Department analyzes all the streets and assesses the structural surface and aesthetic condition of the overlaying pavement as well as the structural integrity of the underlying substructure and foundation. The streets are then given a rating and prioritized by this analysis. This rating plays a large part in determining which streets are included in the City’s annual street improvement program. For more information on your street e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.