The City's ordinance Municode Sec. 94-68 places responsibility for curb, gutter, and sidewalk maintenance on the property owner. Concrete must be repaired or replaced in accordance with the City's ordinance.
Most neighborhood sidewalks were constructed through the land development process. The sidewalk widths, design, and construction reflect the era that the neighborhood was established. The City prioritizes sidewalk projects to close sidewalk gaps along schools, connections to transit, and locations that are flagged for pedestrian safety as a result of crash data.
The City may replace concrete when the curb, gutter, and sidewalk are impacted by a road construction project. In doing so, the City follows standards that include upgrades such as upgraded wheelchair ramps, colored truncated domes for the visually impaired, and corner treatments known as landing areas to be in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Visit the City's Engineering Standards for sidewalk and ADA design for more information.
The City of Arvada is reviewing our approach to concrete replacement to ensure it aligns with the standards set with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the City's ADA Transition Plan. Due to the age of much City infrastructure, many sidewalks do not meet these standards. The City is committed to determining how to correct this. For this reason, the City has discontinued the 50/50 program. Any new policies or related program will likely be substantially different from past programs to ensure we are addressing ADA compliance in a strategic and sustainable manner.