Update: April 17
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 the replacement of ADA corner ramps, drive approaches, and curb and gutter sections in the project area next week.
Update: April 9
Work has begun in the Northcliffe area and on Randolph between Main and Exchange. The work in Northcliffe is primarily the replacement of the ADA ramps at the intersections. This work will continue into next week. Also next week on Monday, April 13, 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 map below 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.
On Monday, April 6, Alamo City Constructors, Inc. will begin work on two Street Preservation and Maintenance (SPAM) Rehabilitation Projects.
These projects include the reconstruction of Randolph Avenue between Main Street and Exchange Avenue, and the rehabilitation of a portion of the Northcliffe area.
The Randolph reconstruction will replace 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. This section of Randolph will be completely closed during the reconstruction process. Traffic will be detoured around the project area.
The Northcliffe portion of the project involves making some sidewalk and curb and gutter repairs in the project area. Not all of the sidewalk and curb and gutter will be replaced as the main focus of this project is to address the streets. After the concrete repairs are completed, the existing pavement and base material underneath will be ground up and blended together. This mixture will next be cement stabilized and re-shaped. A new layer of asphalt will be placed on top of the blended and stabilized material. This new pavement structure will be stronger and more durable than the existing pavement. During construction, there will be times the street may resemble a gravel road and parking along the street will not be allowed.
Please be patient as we complete these needed projects, and check back here for regular project updates.
Read more about all of the Street Preservation and Maintenance (SPAM) Projects.