Driving through downtown Commerce will get a lot more challenging starting Monday.
That’s when crews under the Department of Transportation will begin milling about four inches of pavement off Broad and Elm streets from Washington Street south to Hwy. 334 near Ingles in a project that will ultimately result in new pavement and striping.
“They will be working at night, but it is going to cause major interruptions during the day because of the uneven pavement,” city manager Pete Pyrzenski told the Commerce City Council during its work session May 6. This week, workers are lowering manholes and water valve lids.
The last time the DOT milled down Broad and Elm streets it created an obstacle course of raised tops to water valves and sewer manholes that caused many a vehicle to need a new front end alignment. This go-round, the crew will lower the devices by four inches, then patch the resulting hole before the grinding starts.