Cracksealing is technically a maintenance activity rather than a capital improvement project. However, since it occurs on the streets, it is being included in this section.
Cracksealing is part of an overall pavement maintenance plan, preventing water and debris from getting into the joints and causing deterioration. It is one of the most basic and cost-effective maintenance practices.
The 2022 project will consist of streets generally east of Ballas Road, equating to about half the city's streets. The streets generally west of Ballas Road are completed in odd years.
Project Update and Schedule
Bids were opened 2/7/22 with E. Meier Contracting the lowest of three bidders. A contract was awarded at the 2/14/22 meeting of the Board of Aldermen. Work started in early April, but has been impeded by rain. Every time it rains, there's a delay of two days waiting for the joints to dry out. Work is now substantially completed, with some punchlist work remaining.