Fawnvalley Slab Replacements

Project Summary

Typically, the City replaces approximately 150 concrete street slabs under contract.  City crews replace additional slabs on an emergency basis.  The City marks the locations to be removed and replaced, then the contractor performs the work.  

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.

Due to the significant cost of the Fairoyal Drive Replacement Project, this year’s Slab Replacement Project is scaled back. The street identified for repairs is Fawnvalley Drive, south of Brookbend Drive. All of the slabs in poor condition have been identified and will be replaced.

Bids were opened 2/25, Sweetens Concrete Services was the lowest and best bid. Their contract was approved by the Board of Aldermen at their 3/9 meeting.  

Project Update and Schedule

Sweetens started removals on Monday 4/6. This letter was delivered to each house. The project will be completed in three phases to limit the number of homes without driveway access at any given time. After visiting the site, the contractor’s superintendent had concerns about the original phasing plan. A revised phasing map was delivered on Friday 4/3 and is shown below. Please pay attention to No Parking signs. Updates will be provided here during the project.

Phase 1 was removed on Monday 4/6 and poured back in on Tuesday 4/7. Phase 2 began Monday 4/20 and it was poured back in on Wednesday 4/22. Phase 2 was reopened on Wednesday 4/29, and Phase 3 started on Monday 5/4 and was poured Monday 5/11. It was reopened to traffic 5/18, and driveways were repaired on 5/29.  Final cleanup was completed shortly thereafter. 

Last updated 6/30/20