Asphalt Rehabilitation - Old Gravois @ Kennerly

Kennerly Old Gravois Aerial

General Announcement

The City of Sunset Hills will be performing a repair of pavement at the intersection of Old Gravois & Kennerly.  The project will include a mill of 2" of asphalt and the replacement of same with an asphalt product called "Superpave."  This material is perfect for heavy wheel wheel loads and especially braking actions that tend to distort the pavement surface.  After placement the affected street markings will be re-established.

Bid documents are available at the Drexel plan Room and here:
2022 Asphalt Rehab of Kennerly @ Old Gravois

No Closures Anticipated

During the course of this work, no street closures are anticipated, but there will be lane closures with flagmen in the area. It will be the contractor's responsibility to coordinate access to the commuters during the construction process too. The City thanks the traveling public in advance for their consideration and patience during this work.
The Details
While the city normally performs patching with asphalt repair projects, it is not anticipated to take place on this job. Access in these areas would be tight during the asphalt 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 work.

Patching with structural grade asphalt.

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The Grind

In this case, there will be no patching anticipated.  The profile grind takes place before the simple replacement of the Superpave material.  Commuters in the area are advised to be aware of the construction activity.

Paving of the surface course of asphalt. The asphalt is a finer grade than the structural grade asphalt used in patching.

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Once the project is completed, city crews will be responsible to back fill any areas behind the curb and re-establishing the vegetation. None of this activity is anticipated for this project as there will be no addition of curbs or change in grade of the new pavement.


If you have any questions concerning the project, please do not hesitate to contact the Public Works Department at 314-849-3400 or you can email Street Superintendent, Jerry Eime. Check back to this web page regularly for updates and thank you for your patience while undergoing this work.

Project Update

  • March 15, 2022 - City personnel are working on this bid package to prepare it for solicitation to known contractors in the area.
  • March 31, 2022 - Bids were received at 10 a.m. with the following results:
Bidder Lump Sum Bid
1 Gershenson $38,083.00
2 E. Meier $43,090.00
3 NB West $46,271.00
4 Byrne & Jones $61,720.00

  • June 29, 2022 - Gershenson indicates they will be on-site with their milling sub-contractor (G&S Grinding) at 4am.  They will fall in after that process with placement of the Super Pave mix of asphalt during the day tomorrow, June 30, 2022.  This is small enough of a project that it is anticipated it will be repaved tomorrow with a striping contractor to come in and replace the disturbed markings within the next month. 
  • June 30, 2022 - G&S Grinding was on-site at 4am.  the successfully completed the profiling of the intersection by 5:45am.  Gershenson is on-site and should have the Superpave mix coming soon.  They anticipate full paving by 9am today.  Commuters are advised to avoid the area if at all possible.  If the area cannot be avoided, please exercise extreme caution with workers in the area and follow their instructions very carefully.  There is much handwork involved with luting asphalt so seams are properly closed in.  Watch here for updates as they become available.  At 8am, Gershenson was placing asphalt.  1pm, all asphalt is placed and is getting rolled out.  2pm, pavement was opened up to traffic.
  • July 21, 2022- Intersection was re stripped today .  Job is complete.
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  • June 30, 2022 - Project Start.
  • July 30, 2022 - Project Completion.