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Street Resurfacing Project
Project Summary
The 2017 Street Resurfacing Project includes three locations: Claychester Drive (Bopp to bridge), Lillian Avenue, and Harwood Road. Claychester and Lillian include the removal of the existing concrete pavement and asphalt overlay, then construction of a new aggregate base, rolled curb, and full-depth asphalt pavement.  Harwood Road includes the replacement of select rolled curbs, addition of traffic calming features and parking areas, isolated base repair, milling of the existing asphalt surface, and installation of a new asphalt surface course. 

Open House March 8th for Claychester Drive and Lillian Avenue

The Director of Public Works gave a presentation at the April 10th Board of Aldermen meeting, describing this and all summer projects. A simplified version has been posted, as the original presentation included animation to explain stages of projects.

All of this summer's projects were covered on page 8 of the April Newsletter.

Bids for the project were opened on May 11th, and Gateway DCS was the successful bidder. The construction contract was approved at the 5/22 Board of Aldermen meeting.  Based upon citizen feedback at the 5/22 Board meeting, and Alderman Sansone's subsequent neighborhood meeting, the traffic calming, parking, and pedestrian features at Harwood Park have been removed from the project.

The full plans and specifications can be viewed online.  The traffic calming and parking proposed for Harwood Road are shown on sheets pages 115 and 116 of 130.  An exhibit further explaining the improvements is shown at the bottom of the page. More information on Traffic Calming can be found through the Institute of Traffic Engineers (ITE) or by downloading this presentation prepared for this project.


Project Update
Lillian Avenue is being replaced in three phases.  Phases 1 (Tallie to cul-de-sac) and 2 (Windemere to Tallie)  have been fully reopened to traffic.  The final surface course will be installed on the whole street after Phase 3.  Phase 3 (Lindemann to Windemere) began Tuesday 9/12.  Notices were delivered to residents in this area on 9/8 and signs were updated.  The existing street has since been removed, and new rock has been placed.  Poor soils were also removed and replaced with larger rock.

Work on Claychester is nearing completion. The backfilling of curbs has taken place with sod installation is planned for the future.  The final surface course was installed Tuesday and Wednesday, 9/5 and 9/6.  We are aware that the ride of the surface course is rough, and a dialogue regarding corrective action was initiated with the contractor on Friday 9/8.
Missouri-American Water Company will have a restoration contractor on-site in September to repair the remaining damage caused by water main replacement.

Work on Harwood Road began Tuesday 9/12.  This work is being completed by a restoration contractor hired by Missouri-American Water Company.  There will be at least one lane open to traffic during this time, but please watch for signage and flaggers. They will replace the concrete slabs over their trench in order to prevent future settlement.

The base of Harwood Road is relatively good condition, so it is not being fully reconstructed like the other streets.  First, portions of the curbs will be replaced where needed.  After that is finished, 2" of existing asphalt will be removed, base repairs will be completed if necessary, and 2" of new asphalt will be installed.   

Letters will be delivered prior to the start of each stage of work, but this website is always the best place to go for the most current information.

Last updated 9/14/17