Market/Monroe/29th Grind & Overlay

Project Number: 2022064

Status: Construction

Construction Start Date: April 2024

Estimated Completion Date: September 2024

Construction Estimate: $4.8M

Contractor: Inland Asphalt Company

Project Description

The Market/Monroe/29th Street Grind and Overlay and ADA compliant ramp installation will take place on:

  • East 29th Avenue from South Southeast Boulevard to South Ray Street
  • North Market Street from North Haven Place to North Greene Street and East Upriver Drive
  • North Monroe Street from West Wellesley Avenue to West Kiernan Avenue

Grind and Overlay, also known as milling and resurfacing, is a four-step process widely used in road rehabilitation for its cost-effectiveness and minimal disruption compared to complete reconstruction. This method focuses on targeted repairs and improvements without extensive excavation or full roadway replacement.

The first step involves the removal or lowering of all manholes, surface storm-water, and sewer structures to protect them from damage during the grinding process.

In the second step, the top layer of the existing asphalt is ground down or milled to remove damaged or worn-out material. This milling process creates a smooth, even surface that provides a solid foundation for the new asphalt layer.

The third step involves raising and replacing the surface structures that were removed or lowered in the first step, ensuring they are aligned with the new road surface.

Finally, the fourth step is the application of a new layer of asphalt over the milled surface, effectively overlaying the old pavement. This new asphalt layer restores the road's structural integrity, improves its appearance, and enhances durability. By sealing off cracks and imperfections, the overlay provides a smooth, safe driving surface capable of withstanding traffic and weather conditions.

The Grind and Overlay method is favored for its ability to efficiently extend the lifespan of existing roadways while maintaining safety and aesthetics.

Project Highlights

  • Construction of approximately 837 linear feet of storm sewer
  • Installation of 8 drainage structures
  • Laying of 1,156 square yards of sidewalk and ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliant ramps
  • Building 2,374 linear feet of cement concrete curb
  • Planing of 74,733 square yards of bituminous pavement
  • Excavation for pavement repair covering 1,249 square yards, including haulage
  • Repair of 1,188 square yards of HMA (Hot Mix Asphalt) pavement
  • Application of 74,733 square yards of 2-inch thick asphalt pavement
  • Installation of 8,816 square feet of durable, heat-applied pavement markings
  • Retrofitting traffic signals at the intersections of Monroe & Garland and 29th & Regal
  • Making sundry utility adjustments
  • Execution of other related miscellaneous items
  • These improvements aim to enhance the overall infrastructure and ensure better accessibility, safety, and traffic flow in the area

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Traffic Impact

  • Affected traffic routes will be announced prior to detours and road closures.
  • Construction will take place in phases to reduce the impacts on traffic.

Note to Residents

If you have special access requirements for your property (such as business, medical, or disability), or general questions about this project, please contact the Construction Relations Manager or Contractor Public Representative. Additionally, if your property is in the city-owned path of construction and will be disturbed, you will receive a separate letter with more details prior to construction.

For everyone’s safety, please obey all traffic signs and check for traffic updates throughout the project.

Construction Zone Details

  • Planned Detours: Yes – as needed throughout construction
  • Planned Lane Restrictions: Yes – as needed throughout construction
  • Planned Road Closures: Yes – as needed throughout construction
  • Planned Utility Work: Yes
  • Pavement Cut Moratorium in Effect: Yes

Contact Information

For questions or concerns regarding the construction work or the construction schedule, please contact the contractor’s public representative.

Contractor Public Representative
Mike Dahl

City Construction Relations Manager
Aaron Watts

City Project Manager - Construction Phase
Mike Zangara

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