The Maintenance Division repairs potholes, seals pavement cracks, patches street failures and resurfaces many miles of Lakewood streets each year. Pothole repairs are completed as soon as practical, and other street repairs are prioritized and completed as resources allow. Resurfacing is scheduled several years in advance. The process includes sealcoats which seat streets and prolong their useful life, asphalt overlays on streets that have fallen into disrepair, and curb, gutter and sidewalk repairs.
List of Streets Scheduled for Resurfacing(PDF, 44KB)
Map of Streets Scheduled for Resurfacing(PDF, 2MB)
Streets that are in fair to good condition are patched and crack sealed to repair any failed areas. Then a sealcoat is applied to the street's entire surface area to seal it from the effects of weathering and to extend its service life.
Streets where pavement is failing are first rotomilled to prevent excessive buildup of asphalt at the edges and crowns of streets. Next, crews patch any failed street areas. Then they spread a layer of asphalt ranging from 1 to 2 inches thick over the street to restore a good riding surface and build up the pavement structure, giving it more strength.
To report a pothole within the public right-of-way please visit Request Lakewood. To report a pothole on a Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) highway, please visit CDOT or call CDOT's main telephone number at 303-759-2368.
CDOT highways in Lakewood are:
- West Colfax Avenue
- 6th Avenue
- Morrison Road
- Kipling Parkway/Street
- Hampden (285)
Badly deteriorated sections of curbs, gutters, sidewalks and drainage crosspans are removed and replaced on streets that are scheduled to be resurfaced. Concrete repairs are also completed on streets that are not scheduled for resurfacing in the current year. These repairs are limited to areas where elevation changes or other dangerous conditions exist. Any additional curb, gutter and sidewalk sections in the public right-of-way that a homeowner wishes to have repaired can be done on a 75 percent homeowner, 25 percent City cost-sharing basis, at the homeowner’s request.
For more information on the street and sidewalk repair program visit Request Lakewood.