Typically, 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.
Due to the significant cost of the Fairoyal Drive Reconstruction Project and other budget reductions, this year’s Slab Replacement Project is scaled back. The street identified for repairs is Bent Brook Court. All of Bent Brook Court will be removed and replaced this summer. Seven bids were opened 3/2, and the low bidder was Spencer Contracting. Their contract was approved by the Board of Aldermen at their 3/8 meeting.
Project Update and Schedule
Signs have been posted and this letter was delivered to the adjacent residents. The west side of the street was removed and replaced the week of 4/12. After allowing the west side to cure for a week, the east side was removed 4/26 and replaced 4/27. The last of the concrete work was completed on Wednesday 5/5. All that remains is restoration, joint sealing, and installation of detectable warning on the curb ramps. The project should be closed out by the end of May.