UPDATE: May 4
Tomorrow morning at 8:00 a.m., the City’s contractor will apply the chip seal surface to Deer Run, Fawn Drive, and Antler Drive in the Deer Haven subdivision. The process involves spraying a layer of oil on the street surface. After the oil is sprayed, small rocks (chips) are spread onto the oil. The chips will be pressed further into the oil layer by rubber-tired rollers. Once the oil has been sprayed, the surface cannot be driven on until after the chips have been spread. Please drive slowly (20 mph or less) and do not stop and turn your wheels on the new surface. Any movement forward or back, even very slowly, while turning your wheels will help prevent any “scarring” of the new surface.
There will be some excess chips on the surface when done, and this is normal. After the oil cures for a few days, the excess chips will be swept off the surface of the street. Please be patient and drive slowly through the area while we add the new driving surface to the streets.
UPDATE: May 1
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. Access 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.
UPdate: April 27
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.
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.