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.
Project Location and Schedule
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. Work is expected to start after Memorial Day.