City of Sterling Engineering Division

The City of Sterling Engineering office of the Public Works Division is tasked with the design, contracting and oversight of construction for major city projects.  These projects include major street maintenance and reconstruction projects, water and sewer line repair and replacement projects, sidewalk and/or curb and gutter improvement projects, and drainage projects.  The City of Sterling typically does one major street resurfacing project every year.

City streets are inventoried and analyzed for the treatment necessary to best serve the traveling public.  Cost estimates for various treatments are generated, and the list of streets is reduced to an affordable project for the year.  Some projects are preventive maintenance, such as chip or slurry seals, while most projects are larger overlay or reconstruction projects.  ADA issues are addressed prior to the street work in order to improve accessibility for handicapped citizens.

Sidewalk, curb & gutter, and drainage issues are usually addressed through specialty projects when the City of Sterling ascertains funding from various supplemental sources, such as grants for various mobility programs.  Beautification money from the lodging tax can also be used for various projects, such as the Front Street Beautification that was handled by the Engineering office.

The City Engineering office also works closely with the Colorado Department of Transportation in the design and construction of their improvement projects to make sure that any City of Sterling needs is addressed with the projects.  We also work with Logan County Road and Bridge to try to maximize the benefits of the efforts of either entity.

If you have any questions or concerns, you are welcome to call Brett Locke at (970) 522-9700.

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