Each year, the City replaces over 1000 linear feet of sidewalk under contract. City crews replace additional sidewalks on an emergency basis. The City marks the locations to be removed and replaced, then the contractor performs the work. In most cases, the sidewalk is being replaced because adjacent tree roots have lifted the sidewalk, causing trip hazards. In order to combat this issue, roots are trimmed, and when possible, a product called TripStop is installed.
Please note that neither the existing nor new concrete is "colored" concrete. While there is some limestone-based concrete around the city, most of the concrete contains Meramec sand and gravel, which provides the orange/brown look. While the new concrete initially appears to be a bright white, over time, the color mellows and the top layer of cement wears off, revealing the brown sand and gravel underneath.
Project Location and Schedule
The 2017 project included heaved slabs along Greenbriar Estates Drive, and was performed by E. Meier Contracting. The started the week of 4/24, and poured the last slabs 5/22. They will soon complete restoration.
There are still a few slabs to be replaced on Briar Valley Court, and they will be completed by the Street Division. Their work was delayed this week in order to clean up storm damage.
The Street Division can grind trip hazards or replace sidewalk slabs in extenuating circumstances. Call Public Works at 835-6130 to report a trip hazard.