Each year, 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.
Project Update and Schedule
Due to the size of the Fairoyal Drive Reconstruction Project, The 2018 slab project consisted of approximately 25 slabs on Haversham Place. Bids were opened on 3/16 and Aztec Concrete Specialties was the low bidder. Their contract was approved by the Board of Aldermen on 4/9, notice to proceed issued 5/21, and work began the week of 6/4. As of 7/5, Aztec completed their scope of work.
The City's Streets Division then replaced a few more slabs.