Concrete Slab Replacements

The Concrete Slab Replacement Project basically replaces slabs that have structurally failed. Slab selection is done in mid to late Spring by City personnel. 
2016 Slabs
Bid Package
View the concrete bid announcement (PDF) for details on the replacement work.
GIS Maps
Maps are developed in the City's GIS system. Every single slab is tagged, documented and eventually tracked by City personnel during construction phase. A bid package is written then solicited to concrete firms in the area for bid.

Work usually starts in early July and takes about 60 days to complete. 

Typical GIS Map

Assuming good weather in the process, from the time a slab is removed, to the time it is placed back with concrete, the process usually only takes about 2 days. Longer sections of pavement removed concurrently (large multiple slab areas) may require more time for preparation. Rain can also be a real problem when trying to get proper compaction of the rock subbase and thus cause delays with pouring the new concrete slab. 

Residents who incur driveway interruptions, should receive 24-hour notice from the contractor before disruption of access. Freshly poured concrete requires cure time. Residents will not be allowed to access their driveway until the concrete in front of their driveway has cured for 3 days. Concrete repair areas will not be open to general traffic until 5 days after the concrete is poured. The intent is to minimize the impact to driveway access. 
IMPORTANT: PLEASE DO NOT MOVE BARRICADES. THEY WILL BE MOVED (BY THE CONTRACTOR) ONCE CURE TIME HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED. DAMAGE CAN RESULT TO SLABS THAT ARE DRIVEN UPON WITHOUT PROPER CURE TIME ! 

Residents with lawn sprinklers are asked not to run them when slabs on your side of the street are being replaced. The open holes collect water and the compaction of the sub-base is affected negatively when they get wet. The process of pouring takes longer to complete when holes get wet. Most contractors seem capable of getting open holes poured back within a couple of days during favorable weather conditions. If the concrete slab work causes damage to sprinklers and dog-wires, the contractor will make these repairs. Please make sure to point any problems out to the contractor or call City Hall to advise of any problems incurred along these lines. 

Access in the neighborhood will be tight during the concrete repair portion of the project. Please observe all warning signs, barricades and flagmen working in this area. Sections of the roadway will be restricted during most of the concrete repair portion of the project. Residents on the streets are advised to be aware of the construction activity. 

PARENTS: 
You are advised to keep your children away from fresh concrete. Damage to finished concrete is a violation of City Code 16-6 "Damaging City Property." Evidence will be gathered, repairs will be made, the City will be billed by the contractor. Bills will be placed in the file that will be made available to theProsecuting Attorney for referral to Juvenile Court.  There are possible fines, Court costs, administrative costs and restitution of associated repair bills. This work is expensive and violators will be prosecuted.

The contractor will be responsible for back-filling any open areas excavated behind the curb.  They will also seed & straw the area to help re-establish vegetation. The City of Sunset Hills will make any required repairs to asphalt driveway aprons damaged (due to this work) at that time. Concrete driveway damage is the direct responsibility of the concrete contractor to rectify with that affected homeowner. 

Check back to this webpage regularly for daily updates. These updates are posted below. Hopefully this webpage can be your source for 'up-to-date' information so that you might have answers to your questions if your concrete street is under construction. If the answer is not here, please do not hesitate to contact Wes Searcy. He is typically out in the field inspecting this work, but you can call and leave a message for him at 849-3400. Even better than that, you can e-mail him at 

PROJECT UPDATE 
  • 3-9-16 - City Staff are looking at several streets for slab selections.
  • 3-10-16 - City Staff are looking at several streets for slab selections.
  • 3-11-16 - City Staff are looking at several streets for slab selections.
  • 3-14-16 - City Staff are looking at several streets for slab selections.
  • 3-15-16 - City Staff are measuring slabs in the field.
  • 3-16-16 - City Staff are preparing bid documents.
  • 4-5-16 - Bids were received and posted here:
 Order Bidder  Concrete - 7"  Extended  Extra Rock  Other Streets 
1 M&H Concrete  $50.00  $223,850.00  $35.00  $53.00 
 2 JM Marschuetz $63.50  $284,289.50  $50.00  $65.00 
 3 Spencer $68.63  $307,256.51  $30.54  $68.63 
 4 KJ Unnerstall  $69.25 $310,032.25  $50.00  $69.25 

  • 4-7-16 - The Public Works Committee review the bids and will recommend M&H to the Board of Aldermen for approval.
  • 4-26-16 - The Board of Aldermen awarded this project to M&H Concrete.
  • 4-27-16 - A Notice of Award was issued.  It takes about 2 weeks to get paperwork like insurance & bonding in place, hold a Pre-construction meeting with the successful bidder in order to issue a Notice to Proceed before project start.
  • 6-22-16 - M&H made contact today.  They are trying to schedule this work in for later this summer.  They hope to have more definitive information soon.
  • 8-4-16 - The City called M&H Concrete for an update on 8-1-16.  They are still unsure of a start date, but hope to get started soon.  We are expecting a call back from them by the end of this week with their plans for this project.  More information will be posted here as it becomes available.
  • 8-8-16 - M&H's schedule looks like a September 1 start date.
  • 9-2-16 - M&H met with City personnel today in a Pre-construction meeting.  They plan to start on Tuesday, September 6th with this project.
  • 9-6-16 - M&H started in the Windsor Springs subdivision.  They broke up the first round of slabs to be removed here today.
  • 9-7-16 - M&H is grading, forming, and preparing preparing slabs for pour later this morning in the Windsor Springs subdivision.  They are removing slabs in Rotherwood and will move onto Maclane, Westmoore Meadows, and Sunset Bluff with the removal operation later today.
  • 9-8-16 - M&H pulled off the job today with the rains.  They removed slabs up through Baalbek & Nanell yesterday.  They also poured back the first lane slabs in the Windsor Springs subdivision.
  • 9-9-16 - Rain today.  No work on the project was completed.
  • 9-12-16 - M&H is preparing holes for pour on Nanell this morning.  They are doubling back on open holes of Baalbek, Westmoore Meadows, Maclane, and Rotherwood for preparation for pour, hopefully later today.  They are also starting breakout of slabs in the Grandview subdivision.
  • 9-13-16 - M&H is pouring back the open slabs affected by the recent rains on Nanell, Baalbek, Westmoore Meadows, Maclane, and Sunset Bluff.  They are removing slabs on Middlewood, Bradford Woods, and Fox Bridge.  They are performing setup on Grandview Lake Dr.
  • 9-14-16 - M&H plans to pour back on Grandview Lake Dr. today.  They are digging out on Bradford Woods, Middlewood, and Fox Bridge. They will be breaking out on Sappington Estates, Black Oak, and Matthews later today.  They also doubled back and poured out the slabs on Rotherwood today that were drenched from the recent rains.
  • 9-15-16 - M&H is removing slabs on Black Oak, Matthews, and Cinema.  They are pouring holes on Bradford Woods, Middlewood, Fox Bridge, and Sappington Estates today.
  • 9-16-16 - Rain today.
  • 9-19-16 - M&H is grading and pouring on Black Oak, Cinema, Matthews, and Ronnie today.  They removal crew moved onto Sunset Terrace, Trentmore, Fox Estates and then back to Windsor Springs, Royal Springs and Rotherwood to start on second lane removals.
  • 9-20-16 - M&H will be pouring on Matthews, Cinema, Sunset Terrace and Trentmore.
  • 9-21-16 - M&H is are pouring out slabs on Woodfox, Woodpark, Ryegate, and back in Windsor Springs and Rotherwood today.  They are pulling off site to get the required cure time needed to continue pulling out more second lane slabs.  They plan to be back on-site on Monday, September 26th pending good weather.
  • 9-22-16 - M&H is not on-site today.
  • 9-23-16 - M&H is not on-site today.
  • 9-26-16 - M&H is not on-site today.
  • 9-27-16 - M&H is not  on site today.  They plan to be back late this week.
  • 9-28-16 - M&H will return on Monday, October 3rd.  They will start in on the Grandview subdivision 2nd lane slabs.
  • 9-29-16 - M&H is not on-site today.
  • 9-30-16 - M&H is not on-site today.
  • 10-3-16 - M&H started back in on Grandview this morning and had mechanical problems with the concrete breaker.  They plan to be back after they can get this unit repaired and continue in the Grandview subdivision later today.
  • 10-4-16 - M&H had to pull off the project today due to scant crew availability.  The City has made them aware of the complaints we are receiving around the City of all the gravel and the need to clean numerous areas up.  They plan to be on-site tomorrow with the break out and preparation crew to try to get the work properly staged out in advance of the pour crew. Hopefully we will have more news with regard to clean up of the other areas to post here tomorrow.
  • 10-5-16 - M&H is on-site today.  They have 2 skid loaders, one will be working clean-up through-out the City today.  The site manager plans to have the rest of the slabs poured out by day's end Friday.  He said they will concentrate on clean-up of all areas as they move through the project.  With that, we expect the project to be poured out, with cleanup complete, and only barricaded slabs that require cure time to be opened back up to traffic by the weekend.
  • 10-6-16 - M&H plan to complete pours on Grandview this morning.  They will then go to Nanell, Westmoore Meadows, then concentrate on Matthews-Cinema-Black Oak this afternoon.  
  • 10-7-16 - M&H is pouring out Matthews and Black Oak.
  • 10-9-16 - M&H is pouring out Trentmore, Fox Estates and Woodfox to finish out the pours on this job.  They promised to be cleaning up the rest of the project today.

Anticipated Events
  • 12-6-16 - Project completion
Check back to this page daily for further updates regarding this project.

If you have specific questions about this project, Assistant City Engineer Wes Searcy can be reached at: wsearcy@sunset-hills.com