The City of Littleton owns and maintains approximately 123 centerlane-miles of roadway. Street maintenance can take many forms, from something as minor as fixing a pothole to a total street reconstruction with sewer relocation, bike lanes and changes in roadway width and elevation.
The city’s 5-year Pavement Management Plan for construction years 2021-2025 has been updated to ensure the most effective methods are being used and project sizes are scaled correctly to ensure the most competitive prices. As with any plan, priorities change, so some streets have shifted from one year to the next, some have been added to the 5-year plan, and others have been postponed.
The city’s Pavement Management Plan emphasizes pavement preservation as a proactive approach to maintaining streets while they are still in good condition. The most cost-effective strategy in pavement preservation is applying the right treatment to the right road at the right time, thereby maximizing the life of the pavement. It is very important to protect the massive investment the city has in the street system, and maintain the good streets before they deteriorate beyond repair. Streets which have deteriorated so badly that they must be completely reconstructed are extremely expensive.
The Pavement Management Plan lays out a schedule for future improvements needed to keep the city's infrastructure in optimal operating condition. Some highlights of this plan include concrete panel repairs on Mineral Avenue and Bowles Avenue, resurfacing on much of County Line Road, and a continued effort on neighborhood street resurfacing and pavement preservation.