- Capital Improvement Projects
- SPAM REHABILITATION PROJECTS
SPAM Rehabilitation Projects
On February 11, City Council awarded a construction contract to Alamo City Constructors, Inc. for the 2018 SPAM Rehabilitation Projects.
This project consisted of three different project areas. Randolph between Main and Exchange was reconstructed; Schertz Parkway between Live Oak and Beck received a “mill and overlay”; and a portion of the Northcliffe area had the streets rehabilitated.
The Randolph reconstruction replaced the existing pavement with a new, stronger asphalt pavement section. The new section will be able to support the traffic loads, unlike the current pavement section.
The Schertz Parkway “mill and overlay” involved grinding off the existing pavement surface. After the surface was removed, new layers of asphalt were placed. In order to increase the strength of the pavement section, so it can better withstand the traffic loads, the entire existing asphalt and a small portion of the base underneath the pavement were be removed. This enabled replacing the existing two inches of asphalt and two inches of base material with four inches of new asphalt. The new asphalt pavement was placed in two layers.
In addition to street repairs, the Northcliffe portion of the project involved making some sidewalk and curb and gutter repairs in the project area. Not all of the sidewalk and curb and gutter were replaced as the main focus of this project was to address the streets. After the concrete repairs were completed, the existing pavement and base material underneath were ground up and blended together. This mixture was cement stabilized and re-shaped before a new layer of asphalt was placed on top of the blended and stabilized material. The new pavement structure will be stronger and more durable than the existing pavement.
Construction Start: April 2020
Construction Final Completion: August 2020
Awarded Construction Contract: $2,881,784*
Final Construction Contract: $1,647,050
Funding Source: Proceeds of 2016 and 2017 Certificates of Obligation for Road Improvements
*A two-part contract with $1,234,734 for the Schertz Parkway Mill and Overlay and $1,647,050 for 2018 SPAM Rehabilitation
- September 1, 2020
- June 12, 2020
- June 3, 2020
- May 15, 2020
- May 8, 2020
- May 1, 2020
- April 24, 2020
- April 17, 2020
- April 9, 2020
Randolph is fully complete and the street is open to traffic. All but two streets in the Northcliffe project area are complete. Cement stabilization of Wedgewood and Portage began today and will continue tomorrow. Both streets are expected to be paved on Monday next week. With the pavement complete, this project will be complete, except for some cleanup and some sodding of disturbed areas. The project should be fully completed by the end of next week. The Schertz Parkway mill and overlay will start date on Monday, June 22nd. The mill and overlay work is expected to be complete in two weeks. There will be alternating lane closures each day during the construction process.
Concrete work continues on Wedgewood this week. Concrete work on Portage is expected to begin this week Cement stabilization on Meadowhead and Northern Heights is expected to start on Thursday. These streets would be paved early next week. Once the paving is done, these streets will be complete. With favorable weather, this project is expected to be fully complete in a couple of weeks.
The Randolph reconstruction is mostly complete. The new striping is expected to be completed on Thursday this week and the street re-opened Friday morning. Rain could delay the striping installation.
The Schertz Parkway overlay is expected to begin within the next couple of weeks. This project will have changing lane closures. The work will be completed in 1,200 foot long increments. Each segment will take two days to complete. There will be three segments for the northbound lanes and three segments for the southbound lanes. We will provide another update once the start date has been finalized for this work.
The concrete work on Mayfair was completed and the asphalt was milled off this week. Paving of Brookhead and Whisper Cove was completed this week. Today cement stabilization will begin on Mayfair. During the stabilization process, access to Mayfair will be limited. Flaggers will be at the intersections to help guide vehicles through the project area. Please allow extra time to travel through the project area. The contractor expects to pave Mayfair next week. The concrete work progresses on Crestwood and part of Wedgewood. Several drive approaches are being poured today. The contractor may be working this Saturday, if the weather cooperates. They do plan to work on Saturdays until they get the project complete.
All the concrete work was completed and work began to fine grade the base on Randolph this week. Unfortunately, the rains have stopped activity on this project. The south end of the project collects most of the runoff from the area. As a result, the southern end of the base has become a pond. It will take a few consecutive days of good weather for everything to dry out properly so work can continue. The contractor is hopeful that he will be able to pave mid to end of next week.
Work has begun on the concrete replacement on the southern end of the Schertz Parkway overlay project. The contractor will continue working in this area on Saturday (weather permitting) and into next week. With favorable weather, the contractor may be able to completed the replacements and move northward to start the next round of replacements.
Concrete work in the project area continued. Curb and gutter has been replaced on the remainder of Mayfair and on the northern end of Wedgewood. Brookhead has had the asphalt removed and the base material cement stabilized. Whisper Cove has also had the base material cement stabilized. Cherry Tree has been paved. This means that Castle Hills, Sherwin, Angels and Cherry Tree are now complete. Brookhead is expected to be paved on Monday and Whisper Cove later in the week. The concrete work has been completed on Randolph. Next week the contractor will do clean up and dress up the base a final time. Paving is expected to happen next week, which will nearly complete the street. Striping and cleanup will be the only items left for this project.
Cement stabilization has been completed on Castle Hills, Sherwin, and Angels. These streets will be paved on Tuesday. The asphalt has been removed from Cherry Tree and Whisper Cove, in preparation for cement stabilization. The cement stabilization will be done on Monday. Because of the nature of the work involved in the stabilization process, the Cherry Tree and Chelsea intersection will be closed for the day. A detour will be set up to use Orth Avenue to access Cherry Tree while the Chelsea intersection is closed. On Wednesday of next week, the asphalt on Brookhead will be milled off. The following day (Thursday), cement stabilization will be done on Whisper Cove and Brookhead. Acccess on both streets will be limited during the stabilization process, but the streets will fully reopen at the end of the day. Today, the contractor began pouring the curb and gutter on Randolph. The concrete work will continue next week. After the concrete work is complete, the street will be paved.
The concrete pavement at the intersection of Castle Hills and Sherwin has been completed. The contractor has also completed more sections of sidewalk and curb and gutter repairs in the project area. Additional corner ADA ramps have also been completed. The street rehabilitation process has started on Castle Hills, Sherwin, and Angel. The asphalt has been removed and the underlying material is being pulverized in preparation for cement stabilization. This prep work will continue on Saturday. Early next week, these streets will receive the cement stabilization. Once the stabilization is complete, the new asphalt pavement will be placed. The new base material on Randolph has been placed and compacted. Next week the contractor will begin forming and pouring the new curb and gutter and sidewalks. Once the concrete work is complete, the street will be paved.
The cement treatment of the subgrade on Randolph has been completed. The contractor has also placed and compacted part of the base for the new pavement section. Next week the contractor will form up the new curb and gutter. Work has progressed in the Northcliffe area. Several ADA corner ramps have been replaced and some drive approaches and curb and gutter sections have also been replaced. The concrete pavement section at the intersection of Castle Hills and Sherwin has been removed and formed up. The new pavement will be poured on Monday. As soon as the concrete cures enough, the street will be re-opened. The contractor will continue working on replacement of ADA corner ramps, drive approaches, and curb and gutter sections in the project area next week.
Work has begun in the Northcliffe area and on Randolph between Main and Exchange. The work in Northcliffe is primarily replacement of the ADA ramps at the intersections. This work will continue into next week. Also next week on Monday, April 13th, a section of concrete pavement at the corner of Sherwin Drive and Castle Hills Drive will be removed and replaced. This will take approximately two weeks to complete. Please remember that once the concrete is poured, we have to allow it to cure for several days before we can open it to traffic. This is part of the reason it will take two weeks to complete. During this time the street will be closed at this location. Residents will need to use other routes to get around the construction area. (see attached map for detours). The asphalt and base have been removed from Randolph between Main and Exchange. The contractor is doing the final excavation to the bottom of the new pavement section. This is expected to be complete by the end of this week. Starting on Monday, the contractor will begin cement stabilizing the subgrade. This will increase the strength of the soil and make the pavement section last longer.