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.
Project Update and Schedule
Due to the significant cost of the Fairoyal Drive Replacement Project, this year’s Slab Replacement Project is scaled back. The street identified for repairs is Fawnvalley Drive, south of Brookbend Drive. All of the slabs in poor condition have been identified and will be replaced.
Bids were opened 2/25, Sweetens Concrete Services was the lowest and best bid. Their contract was approved by the Board of Aldermen at their 3/9 meeting. Work should start around mid-April, pending weather and manpower limitations due to illness.