Concrete Street Reconstruction

Project Summary
Many of our older concrete streets consist of 5" of concrete on top of compacted soil. Due to the extensive failures of the existing pavement, the concrete street and underlying soil will be removed, and a new cross-section will be constructed, consisting of 4" of rock and 8" of concrete.  Slabs will be tied together using epoxy-coated steel rebars. 

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.
The 2019 project will include three streets in Berkley Manor: Berkley Manor Drive, Federal Drive, and Wedgeton Lane. Bids were opened 2/22/19, with E. Meier Contracting the low bidder. 


Project Location and Schedule
Phase 1-Work started June 4th with Federal Drive from Wendover to Dunmorr. Pouring of concrete started Wednesday 6/12, but they had to quit early due to rain. The rest of the north side was poured the following two days. Pouring of the south side was further delayed due to problems with rain and groundwater from neighboring properties.
 
Phase 2-Removals started on Tuesday 6/12 for Berkley Manor Drive from Camberly to Bopp. The south side was poured 6/26 and the north side was poured 7/2, then reopened a week later.

Phase 3-Work on Wedgeton started the week of July 8th, with the removal and replacement of the south side of the street. Removal of  the north side began 7/22. Most of the street was poured Friday 7/26 and the rest was poured Tuesday 7/30 (rain on Monday). The street was reopened on Wednesday 8/7.

Phase 4-Work on Berkley Manor Drive from Candlewick to Camberly is currently underway.  The north side was poured on 7/16 and 7/17. Removal of the south side began 7/24.  It was poured on Tuesday 7/30 and Wednesday 7/31. The street will be reopened on Thursday 8/8.

Phase 5-Federal from Ballas to Wendover started Tuesday 8/6, with removal of the north side.  The north side was then poured on Thursday 8/8 and reopened on 8/15. The south side was removed 8/16, and replaced the week of 8/19. The pour occurred Wed 8/21 along with two slabs from an earlier phase of Federal, which were replaced because they were damaged by rain.  These slabs will be reopened 8/28, after a week of curing.

All that remains to be poured are curb ramps on Federal and the washout area at Camberly.  These locations are scheduled to be poured 8/30, with cleanup to follow.


Phasing Map


Updated 8/29/19