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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.

Project Update
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 feedback at that Board meeting, the traffic calming features on Harwood Road have been put on hold, and will be discussed further in the upcoming month. Alderman Sansone is working to set up a stakeholder meeting with the residents of Harwood Road and Harwood Hills.

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.

The project schedule has been modified due to Missouri-American Water Company's continuing work on Harwood Road.

Survey and layout took place 
Lillian Avenue on June 8th.  The contractor hand-delivered notification letters on June 6th.
 They began breaking up the pavement the morning of June 12th, only to be thwarted by a broken hydraulic hose on their brand-new skid-steer after one hour of operation. The machine was repaired and work resumed Tuesday morning. As of Friday afternoon (6/16) the street had been broken and removed.
By the end of the day Wednesday (6/21) rock was placed and trimmed, allowing residents to park near their homes overnight. Please have all vehicles back off the rock by 7am, so curb installation can begin on Thursday morning.  Curb installation is expected to take 3-4 working days (no parking during day), and will be followed by installation of the asphalt base (1-2 days). Once the asphalt base is installed, regular access will resume.

The block from Tallie to the cul-de-sac will be closed to all traffic, so that the pavement can be removed and replaced.
  There will be times when residents can come and go, but access will be limited, based upon the work going on. Lillian will be split into three phases, at the intersections.  One block will be closed at a time to allow for removal of the pavement, construction of curbs, and construction of the pavement.  Work will proceed from the east end to the west.  During closures, residents will need to park on the other sections of Lillian, or on Tallie and Windemere.

Work on Claychester is scheduled to start on Tuesday 6/27, weather permitting.  Letters will be hand-delivered by Gateway DCS on 6/23.  The first stage will be the removal and replacement of the south curbline. During the work, traffic will be ONE WAY-EASTBOUND from Bopp to Windridge Drive.  Traffic will need to exit another way, such as Harwood Road, Geyer, or Gray Drive. Watch for directional signage.

Work on Harwood Road is projected to start in late August, once Claychester Drive is fully reopened to traffic.  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 (mostly to south), and the parking areas along the park will be constructed.  Traffic calming features would tentatively be installed at that point as well.  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 work, but this website is always the best place to go for the most current information.

Last updated 6/22/17