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.
Bids were opened 3/27, with Sweetens Concrete Services as the low bidder. The slabs to be replaced are at the intersection of Firethorn/Fawnvalley and on Orpington Court.
Project Update and Schedule
Sweetens hand-delivered this notification letter the week of 5/6. The work will be done in phases to allow for continued access. Phase 1 of both Orpington and Firethorn occurred the week of 5/13. The concrete must cure for at least 5 days before we put traffic back on it. No additional removals will take place until 5/28, to limit inconvenience over the holiday weekend. Please view the project maps and look at the layout (white paint) on the street to see which slabs are being replaced.