Tuesday, October 12, 2010


Work crews are continuing with milling (removing) asphalt and repaving operations on 10 city roadways as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The work consists of milling and overlaying existing roadways with new rubberized asphalt concrete surface course or overlaying with rubberized chip seal along approximately 12 miles of curbed and strip-paved roadways

Below is an update on improvements that will impact the traveling public. During the work at least one lane of travel in each direction will be maintained.

• Work crews were unable to complete the nighttime paving operations on Broadway, from Wilmot Road to Craycroft Road, because overnight temperatures dropped below the specifications to repave the roadway with rubberized asphalt. The ambient air temperature must be 65 degrees and rising when paving with rubberized asphalt. Because the forecasted temperatures for the next two weeks are expected to be close to 65 degrees, work hours will shift. Crews will be paving Broadway tonight, Tuesday, October 12, 2010 from 6 p.m. to midnight.

• On Wednesday, October 13, 2010, crews will begin milling and repaving Campbell Avenue from Benson Highway to Valencia Road. Because of forecasted temperatures, crews will work from noon to midnight, and on Thursday, October 14, 2010, from noon to midnight. Next week crews will work similar hours on Campbell Avenue, from Monday, October 18, 2010 through Wednesday, October 20, 2010. Crews will return to this section of Campbell Avenue later this month to adjust water valve covers and manhole covers flush with the new asphalt.

• On Tuesday night, October 19, 2010 crews will return to 22nd Street from Alvernon Way to Swan Road to adjust the water valve covers and manhole covers flush with the new asphalt. Work is scheduled to be complete by Saturday morning, October 23, 2010. During this work concrete will be poured around the covers and barricades will be in place for 24 hours to allow the concrete to cure.

The contractor for the roadway improvements is Granite Construction Company. The work is expected to be complete in late November 2010. The above work schedule dates are subject to change due to inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances.

The traveling public can expect delays when driving in these work areas. Please obey all traffic control signs and watch for construction personnel and equipment in the work.