Nova Chip

The City of Sunset Hills Public Works Department will be applying a Nova Chip to Deane, Monica, Floralea, Lynstone, Windward Ridge, Homecrest, Tolstoi, and Spears in 2017. 

Nova Chip is a product the City has used successfully on numerous asphalt pavements, including West Watson from I-270 to Rott Road by the old Rott School, then on Rott Road from Pickle Hill to S. Lindbergh, including the entrance to the rear of Sunset Plaza, among other streets throughout the City.

2017 Nova Chip
A Nova Chip is a type of asphalt, typically more porous, but has a different application of the bonding agent that is immediately before the placement of the material. You can drive on it almost immediately after rolling it out. You'll note this material used by MoDOT on I-44 and I-270, north of I-44.
Photos
Here are some pictures of the process as applied in 2010 to Lombardy Lane in Sunset Hills:

Paving machine spreads the material evenly.

Paving machine

Rolling the material falls right in behind placement by the paver

Rolling the material falls right in behind placement by the paver

Hand work right along side the rolling operation

Hand work right alongside the rolling operation

Finished product is almost immediately ready for traffic

Finished product

Project Updates


  • April 19, 2017 - City Staff were in the field measuring and assembling notes to put together a bid package for this project.  A copy of the bid package is available here.
  • April 20, 2017 - A bid package was prepared for this work.  This bid package was solicited to known contractors and the newspapers for bid consideration. 

Anticipated Events

  • May 2, 2017 - A Pre-Bid meeting is scheduled.
  • May 3, 2017 - Bids are due. The results will be listed here:
 Place Contractor   Grind &
Nova Chip/SY
Lump Sum
26,397 SY 
 1 Contractor A $X.XX  $XXX,XXX.XX
 2  Contractor B  $Y.YY  $YYY,YYY,YY 
 3 Contractor C  $Z.ZZ $ZZZ,ZZZ,ZZ 


  • May 4, 2017 - Results will be presented to the Public Works Committee for their review to seek recommendation for approval to the Board of Aldermen..
  • May 9, 2017 - Results of the bid and the recommendation of the Public Works Committee will be presented to the Board of Aldermen for a potential award of this work.
  • May 10, 2017 - A Notice of Award is anticipated for the successful bidder. 
  • By May 19, 2017 - The successful bidder will assemble Payment & Performance Bonds, Insurance and other items necessary to warrant a Pre-Construction Meeting.
  • May 22, 2017 - Contracts will have been prepared. A Pre-Construction Meeting will have been held. The contractor will advise of further details of their schedule for this work.  The work can commence.
  • June 22, 2017 - The work will be complete with daily updates provided on the project listed on this web page.