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. 
2021 Slabs Map
2021 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

  • 3-1-21 - City Staff are looking at several streets for slab selections.
  • 3-2-21 - City Staff are preparing bid documents.
  • 3-9-21 - The package was solicited to contractors and the Drexel Plan Room for a March 31, 2021 bid.
  • 3-31-21 - Bids for this project were received as follows:
  Bidder  7" Slabs  8" Slabs  Baskets (ea)  Cut Joints (LF)  Total Bid ($) Extra Rock (/ton) 
1 Sweetens $65.00 $72.00 $350.00  $3.00 $312,789.00 $75.00
 2 Spencer  $70.00 $80.00 $50.00  $2.75  $323,831.50 $36.75
 3 Raineri $85.00 $92.50 $250.00  $28.85  $393,657.50 $110.00
 4 RV Wagner $96.40 $109.40 $131.75  $50.00  $430,524.00 $50.00
 5 Infrastr_Mgt  $105.00  $109.00  $300.00  $10.00  $481,652.50  $75.00 

  • 4-27-21 - The  Board of Aldermen awarded this project to Sweetens Concrete Services.
  • 7-26-21 - Sweetens Concrete reports, "We are planning to start your project on September 7th, following the Holiday. However, if the weather continues to cooperate, we are making better time now than we had anticipated, and we may get started up to a couple of weeks prior to that."
  • 8-25-21 - Sweetens hopes to meet soon with City Staff this Friday at 10am for a Pre-Construction meeting for this project.  Their planned start will be the Rambling Oaks subdivision.  City Staff will be re-marking the selected slabs tomorrow and are placing project signs out of affected streets today.
  • 8-27-21 - City Staff met with Sweetens Concrete Services for a Pre-Construction Meeting.  Details of the project were covered.  Copies of required documentation was received by the City in the form of Payment & Performance Bonds and Certificate of Insurance.  A Notice to Proceed was issued for this project and work is expected to start Tuesday, September 7th, right after Labor Day in the Rambling Oaks subdivision.
  • 8-31-21 - Sweetens provided the following sequence on how they plan to approach this project:Sequence
  • 9-3-21 - Sweetens reports, "Unfortunately, we are having a really difficult time with getting utility locates back. We spoke with USIC yesterday, and they informed us that they didn’t have anyone in that area to locate until this week. Yesterday, they were training a new person to be able to get to them, and he was hopeful that they would be there by Tuesday, but he said that they were very far behind. We asked him to just try to get to Rambling Oaks, and he said they would try their best. With that being said, our plan was to have all of that saw-cut this week so that we could begin removals first thing Tuesday morning.  We're afraid that we are now going to have to use Tuesday and/or Wednesday for saw cutting and then begin removals on Thursday. This is what we are planning for today. We will not know anything further until Tuesday morning.  We will be in touch then if we are still waiting on locates."

  • 9-7-21 - Sweetens is on-site and saw cutting slab perimeters.

  • 9-8-21 - Sweetens is removing slabs in Rambling Oaks.

  • 9-9-21 - Sweetens is removing and preparing slabs for pour in Rambling Oaks

  • 9-10-21 - Sweetens is preparing slabs for pour in Rambling Oaks.  They hope to be pouring on slabs on Monday in Rambling Oaks.

  • 9-13-21 - Sweetens is pouring concrete slabs today on Rambling oaks and Triple oaks. Saw cutting, breaking and removal of concrete slabs on Pointe Drive has started. 

  • 9-14-21 - Sweetens is removing and preparing slabs for pour on Pointe drive. Rambling oaks, Triple oaks was swept.

  • 9-15-21 - Sweetens is pouring concrete slabs on  Pointe drive.

  • 9-16-21 - Sweetens is saw cutting slabs to be removed

  • 9-17-21 - Sweetens is waiting for USIC to complete utility locates

  • 9-20-21 - Sweetens are saw cutting and removing concrete street slabs to be replaced

  • 9-21-21 - Sweetens is removing concrete street slabs to be replaced

  • 9-22-21-Sweetens is rocking and prepping concrete slabs on Pointe Dr and Pointe Ct.  to be poured back by Friday 9-24-2021.  Crews hope to be back in Rambling Oaks on Thursday to open up the right side of the street and begin the second phase of removal of slabs on other side of the street.

  • 9-23-21- Sweetens continues to rock and grade all open slabs in Pointe Dr. to have ready to have concrete placed back by Friday 09-24-21.  Concrete trucks are scheduled to be on site by 7:30 am on Friday morning.  Rambling Oaks has had most of the poured slabs reopened to traffic.

  • 9-24-21-Sweetens placed concrete in all open slabs throughout the day on Pointe Dr. and Pointe Ct.  Sweetens expressed concerns regarding the ability to continue this project with the level of quality they represent due to staffing issues.  The City and Sweetens are evaluating options at this point.  Sweetens later advised that they will return after slab cure on Monday, October 4th for second lane slab removals in the subdivisions of Rambling Oaks and Pointe.  

  • 9-27-21 - No one was on-site today.

  • 9-28-21 - No one was on-site today.  The City responded to Sweetens' request for a cessation of the project.  The details of that will be posted here once the City has a response from Sweetens Concrete Services.

  • 9-29-21 - No one was on-site today.

  • 9-30-21 - No one was on-site today.  As mentioned 2 days ago, Sweetens Concrete Services requested a cessation of work on this project.  With the pandemic, they lost half of their normal staff and have been unable to find qualitative  replacements.  Rather than run at half the speed at lower than the quality expectations (the City has for this project) Sweetens will complete the second lane slabs of the Pointe Rambling Oaks subdivisions, back fill over-dig areas and clean up the project.  This will  complete operations for the 2021 Concrete Slabs package, hopefully for just this year.  At this time, the City of Sunset Hills is still working through department budgets for 2022.  The approach most involved with budgeting have at this point, has been conservative with continued concerns with the pandemic.  We hope to complete this contract in the Spring of 2022 with the current contract in effect.  Assuming more resources are available, another bid package for concrete slab replacements will be assembled and solicited in the Spring for work anticipated for 2022.  

  • 10-1-21 - No one was on-site today.

  • 10-4-21 - Sweetens was back on site today with removal and forming of slabs on Point Ct, Point Dr. and Rambling Oaks Dr.

  • 10-5-21- Sweetens broke and removed street slabs on Rambling Oaks Dr, and Triple Oaks today.   Weather depending, Sweetens plans to be placing concrete on Point Dr. and Point Ct. tomorrow morning.

  • 10-6-21- Due to weather concrete was canceled.  Sweetens finished rocking and forming all open holes.  Concrete is scheduled to be placed Thursday morning starting at 7:00 am on Pointe Ct.  Pointe and Rambling Oaks are both scheduled to have concrete placed tomorrow.

  • 10-7-21-  Concrete is being placed on Pointe and Rambling Oaks subdivisions today.  

  • 10-12-21  Crack sealing of new concrete  slabs completed, rock piles and debris cleanup started.

Anticipated Events

  • 5-1-22 - 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