Nova Chip

The City of Sunset Hills Public Works Department will be applying a Nova Chip to several streets to be determined in 2019. 

Nova Chip is a product the City has used successfully on numerous asphalt pavements, including the Sunset Manor neighborhood, connector routes like Rott Rd., (including the entrance to the rear of Sunset Plaza), Mentz Hill Rd. and other streets throughout the City.

Aerial Photography will indicate streets to be done. These streets were done in 2018

Richview subdivision

Roosevelt & Lincoln - Also performed in 2018

Roosevelt  Lincoln
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.
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

Here's video NB West produced about the process

Project Updates will be posted here

  • 6-8-18 - City Staff were in the field measuring and assembling notes to put together a bid package for this project.  
  • 6-20-18 - The bid package was completed and solicited to contractors in the area.  A copy of the bid package is available here.
  • 7-2-18 - There was no attendance for a scheduled Pre-bid meeting at 10am.
  • 7-3-18 - Bids were received with the following results:
 Order Contractor   Unit Price  Extended
 1  NB West  $7.50  $193,327.50
 2  Pace $8.80  $226,837.60

  • 7-23-18 - NB  West is starting to mill today on Richview, Otto Westway, Julius Northway, And Maebern Terrace.
  • 7-24-18 - Milling is completed on Richview, Otto Westway, Julius Northway, and Maebern Terrace. Overlay of nova-chip has been started on these streets.Milling on Lincoln and Roosevelt is being don today also.
  • 7-25-18 Overlay of Nova Chip is completed on Richview, Otto westway, Julius Northway, and Maebern Terrace. Overlay is being started on Lincoln and Roosevelt today.
  • 8-6-18 - Pavement markings are being applied to Lincoln & Roosevelt today.

Anticipated Events

  • Will be listed here and updated with project progress.