2006 ROAD GRADING PLAN
** WINTER (Dec – Apr) **
Road Grading on the following roads will be done once every two weeks.
These roads are selected for scheduled grading based on traffic volume and known problems with rapid deterioration.
Gate 1 at Eiger Rd. and ending at Gate 15 1.0 mile
Gate 3 at Mt. Moriah Rd. and ending at Mt. Everest and Montcalm 1.12 miles
Gate 5 at Mt. Harvard Rd. to LaPlata Dr. and ending at Mt. Massive 1.11 miles
Gate 6 at Bald Mtn. Dr. and ending at Green Mountain Dr. 1.41 miles
Gate 8 at Green Mtn. Dr. to Mt. Champion ending at Iron Mtn. Dr. 1.21 miles
Gate 10 at Iron Mountain and ending at Mt. Sopris Ct. 1.51 miles
Gate 14 at Montcalm and ending at Mt. Blanc Rd. 1.41 miles
Gate 15 at Eiger Rd. and ending at Le Conte Dr. 1.11 miles
Total Miles 9.88 miles
Winter grading on all other secondary roads will be focused on trouble spots such as pot holes and washboards. Weekly inspection and resident information will help us prioritize secondary road grading efforts.
** SPRING-SUMMER-FALL (May – Nov) **
The grading plan for the main roads will remain the same as the roads listed above.
Roads not listed above will be graded once in the spring and fall as needed.
All courts will be graded at least once a year as needed.
** GENERAL ROAD CARE INFORMATION **
Grading roads with ground moisture is the optimum condition as it helps the grader to cut deeper, allows reshaping of the road, and allows compaction after grading.
Grading hard, dry roads is possible and necessary to address badly worn roads. The roads will deteriorate more quickly after dry grading and some road "binder" material is lost, especially on windy days. If moisture is forecasted, we will sometimes wait a few days for conditions to improve.
Road grading costs run between $100 and $300 per mile of road, depending on light or heavy grading. We try to choose grading days so that we get the most "bang for the buck".
Driving habits can drastically affect longevity of the road surface. Accelerating uphill or fast braking downhill causes washboards – especially on curves. Cutting corners too sharply wears the road surface into the ditch and creates more time and expense to rebuild the road surface during grading.
Road care is a community effort and we all benefit by obeying speed limits and modifying our driving habits to improve road life and reducing grading costs.