Typically the City replaces over 1000 linear feet of sidewalk each year under contract. In 2018, we ramped up to 3000 linear feet. 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 2018 project focused on Dougherty Woods and Dougherty Ridge subdivisions. This project bid on 2/2/18 and the low bidder was M&H Concrete. The Streets Division marked areas for replacement and work started on March 20th. The map below gives a general idea of the streets where work occurred. All slabs have been replaced, with minor restoration work remaining. While everything has been backfilled and seeded, we've had problems with rain washing out the topsoil. M&H has repaired those areas as requested.
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.