Many of our older concrete streets consist of 5" of concrete on top of compacted soil. Due to the extensive failures of the existing pavement, the concrete street and underlying soil will be removed, and a new cross-section will be constructed, consisting of 4" of rock and 8" of concrete. Slabs will be tied together using epoxy-coated steel rebars. Half the street will be removed and replaced at a time, to mitigate the effect of construction on homeowners.
Project Location and Schedule
Fairoyal Drive will be replaced from approximately Eastroyal to Dunroyal, as shown in the map below. The project bid 2/2/18 and the low bidder was M&H Concrete. Their contract was approved by the Board of Aldermen on 2/12, and work began the week of 6/4. M&H intends to complete the four phases in the order of B, A, D, and C as shown below in the colors of pink, light blue, dark blue, and green. Each phase should take one to two weeks, depending on weather. Part of that time is waiting for the concrete to cure, so while it may look like they've left the site, they're just waiting for it to reach strength before putting traffic on it. Phase B was completed the week of 6/4, Phase A the week of 6/11, and Phase D the week of 6/18. Phase C was started the week of 6/25, but was slowed by rain. As of 6/28, work is on hold until after the July 4th holiday.
Residents on Fairoyal should have received a letter/flyer prior to the start of work, and notification signs were set up on 5/22. The area marked with white paint will be replaced. One lane will be kept open to traffic during construction, so "No Parking" signage will be erected where appropriate. Please plan for delays during loading and unloading of dumptrucks and concrete trucks.