The Operations & Maintenance Division manages concrete repairs to City cross-pans, curb and gutter, sidewalks and pedestrian ramps. During spring, summer, and fall, City and City-contracted PPRTA crews make repairs based on citizen requests and in preparation for overlay street resurfacing.
For decades, sidewalk repairs have been the responsibility of adjacent property owners. The City began to receiving PPRTA funding in 2005 to assist citizens with these repairs, but many of the City's sidewalks have been poorly maintained over the years and the backlog of needed work is extensive.
In order to manage concrete repairs each request is assigned a severity rating. The criteria for these ratings are as follows:
ASAP Severity Criteria
- Verified accident or injury caused by concrete damage
- Disabled citizen home access impeded due to concrete damage
- High pedestrian traffic routes such as near hospitals, schools, or bus stops
High Severity Criteria (Severe Damage)
- 75% - 100% of curb head or sidewalk is broken
- 2 - 3 Inches of Vertical Settlement has occurred
- Spalling (Chipping) has occurred over 50% or more of surface area
Moderate Severity Criteria (Moderate Damage)
- 25% to 75% of Curb Head or Sidewalk broken
- Vertical settlement of 1 - 2 inches
- Spalling (Chipping) over 25% to 75% of surface area
Low Severity (Minimal Damage)
- 25% of curb head or sidewalk is broken
- Vertical Settlement of up to 1 inch
- Spalling (Chipping) on 25% or less of surface
Concrete Cost Share Program (CCSP)
The CCSP exists as an option for property owners to maintain the concrete adjacent to their property. If a property owner sees that concrete is in disrepair, they are encouraged to call 385-5934 to report the problem. The issue may either be placed on the one of the city’s concrete repair lists or enter into the CCSP.
The CCSP involves the City of Colorado Springs’ Operations and Maintenance Division working with property owners to split the cost of concrete repairs.
Property owners are responsible for the maintenance of the concrete adjacent to their property. If they are willing to pay half the cost of repairing the concrete, the work can be expedited. The work will be competitively bid and completed by the City's contractor, with the cost split between the property owner and the City.
Property owners are not held responsible for pedestrian ramps adjacent to their property, although they are responsible for the concrete and curb and gutter on either side of that pedestrian ramp. If a property owner enters into the CCSP and there is a ramp adjacent to their property, the city will replace the ramp at no charge to the citizen and split the remaining cost of the surrounding concrete.