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688 Geiger Ct
Colorado Springs, CO 80915
Phone: 719-385-5934
Fax: 719-385-6834
Email: streetdivision@spr. . .
Hours: 8:00am - 5:00pm

City of Colorado Springs / Streets / Routine Maintenance / Concrete Repairs

Concrete Repair/Rehabilitation

The Streets Division manages concrete repairs to City crosspans, 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 as 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. Click here for additional information about maintenance responsibility and liability.

From 2004 to mid-2011, the City has spent $40.9 million dollars, largely thanks to PPRTA funding, making repairs to over:

  • 42 miles of sidewalks
  • 80 miles of curbs and gutters
  • 695 crosspans and
  • 3,059 pedestrian ramps

Between 2007 and the fall of 2011 alone, the City and PPRTA crews were able to make badly needed concrete repairs to over 12,937 addresses.

Overlay Preparation Concrete Repair Program
The City makes concrete repairs before overlay resurfacing work to prolong the life of the adjacent road. If the concrete is left damaged when a new road surface is added, the pavement breaks down faster. Cracked or broken areas can allow water to seep under the asphalt, freeze, expand and cause premature damage, such as potholes and cracks. When crews make repairs in preparation for overlay resurfacing, they fix all reported and unreported Priority 1, Priority 2, and Priority 3 damaged areas. With a current City-wide concrete repair backlog of approximately $150 million, this is the City's most cost-efficient method of doing concrete repair work.

Citizen Request (On-Call) Concrete Repair Program


Though it is more expensive to set up crews for smaller repairs, the City also makes concrete repairs based on citizen requests. The City's On-Call program is designed to be as systematic as possible in repairing the most damaged locations first rather than responding first-come, first-served to citizen requests.  The majority of this program's limited resources are used in addressing the high priority repair requests located in one grid per year. Grid 2 has been selected as the focus of the 2012 On-Call Program. Grid 12 was  the focus of the 2010 On-Call program and Grid 13 was chosen for 2011. Currently, the City's On-Call program is only able to respond to Priority 1 and Priority 2 repair needs.

  • As of November 2011, the City's backlog of verifed concrete repair requests was 6,062, with needed repairs at 126 Priority 1 locations, 3,329 Priority 2 locations, and 1, 747 Priority 3 locations  and 860 Priority 4 locations. 
  • Click here to view the latest On-Call backlog list of citizen requests for concrete repairs.
  • To report a location in need of concrete repair, citizen's may call the Street Division at 719-385-5411.
  • Click here to watch a video on the City's concrete repair programs.