Concrete Slab Replacements

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The Concrete Slab Replacement Project basically replaces slabs that have structurally failed. Slab selection is done in mid to late Spring by City personnel. 

Select Replacement Maps

New for 2022


Leftover from 2021
Selected slabs are shown in "Yellow"

2022 Slabs Map
2022 Concrete Slabs Key Map

Bid Package


View the concrete bid announcement 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

  • 3-7-22 - The 2021 Concrete Slabs Package went incomplete.  The Contractor could not staff the job properly with the pandemic.  Staff prepared documents, selected slabs for this year's project.   Sweetens officially asked to be relieved of their contract from 2021 due to price increases.
  • 4-4-22 - City Staff are looking at several streets for slab selections.
  • 4-5-22 - City Staff are preparing bid documents for the 2022 Selected Slab Project.
  • 4-7-22 - The Public Works Committee recommended holding Sweetens to their contract from 2021.   
  • 4-11-21 - The package was solicited to contractors and the Drexel Plan Room for a May 3, 2022 bid at 10am.
  • 4-26-22 - The Board of Aldermen concurred with the recommendation to hold Sweetens to their 2021 contract to complete that work as planned. 
  • 5-3-22 - Bids for this project were received as follows:
  Bidder  7" Slabs (SF) Cut Joints (LF)  Total Bid ($) Extra Rock (/ton) 
1 M&H Concrete $85.00 $4.00 $283,111.00 $40.00
 2 Lamke Trenching  $104.60  $10.00  $349,351.20  $75.00 


Three separate projects of Concrete Slab Replacement Work are anticipated to be completed this year. 

Sweetens Concrete Services are expected to complete their project on
  • Alswell
  • Anton Place
  • Gravois Industrial
  • Rahning
The 2022 Selected Slab Project will happen on:
  • Cinema
  • Matthews
  • Robyn Hills
Both of these projects will have updates posted on this webpage. 

The 3rd Project will be In-house Slab Replacements and Spalled Joint Repair on:
    • Grandview Hill Court
    • Hilltop Greens
    • Rotherwood
    • Wicksworth
    • Heathstone
    • Windsor Springs
    • Westmoore Meadows
    • MaClane Court
    • Eddie & Park Sidewalk
      These projects will be detailed and updated on the: In House Concrete Work Page.
  • 5-10-22 - We received an email asking for more detail on the work anticipated for this year.  As a bit of a recap, here is what we know at this time:  The contractor for the Grandview slabs (Sweetens) could not properly staff their project due to the pandemic last year.  Over the winter, contract prices went up dramatically.  They asked out of their contract back in March.  The Public Works Committee suggested & the Board of Aldermen affirmed that Sweetens should finish their project from last year that included Grandview Lake Drive.  We spoke to Sweetens last week and they still in planning for their work this year.  They indicate they will honor their contract this year and complete their work from 2021, but that is all the details we have at this time and we'll be sure to post what we know, when we know it, at this "Concrete Slab Replacement" webpage.  Separate, but also happening this year, many of the joints on Grandview Hill Court deteriorated to where something needed to be done toward their repair.  Our in-house Street Department will be saw-cutting 2’ either side of these joints, removing that concrete, drilling rebar back into existing concrete, pouring new sections and re-grooving these joints to maintain current slab configuration on Grandview Hill Court.  This work will be tracked on the "In-house Concrete Work" webpage. Third, we anticipate an award tonight to another concrete slab contractor, M&H Concrete, to work on slabs in another part of the City.  That work will be listed on this "Concrete Slab Replacement" web page, along with the Sweetens work.  

                                                                                   ANTICIPATED EVENTS
  • 5-15-22 - Start of work.
  • 8-31-22 - Completion of work.
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