Bituminous Roadways, Inc. is scheduled to begin work June 18 on a bituminous overlay and reclamation project. The project is part of the City's program for cost-effectively prolonging the life of Eden Prairie's streets. There are no assessments to the adjacent property owners for this project.
The affected streets are generally located south of Highway 5 as indicated on the project map [PDF]. Repair work by City crews within the project area is underway and includes concrete curb and gutter repair (where concrete curb and gutter is present), storm sewer catch basin and sanitary sewer manhole repairs, and street patching.
The first step of the project includes milling off the top layer of the existing bituminous pavement to improve street drainage and remove surface defects. The actual bituminous overlay is placed after the milling and repair work has been completed, generally lagging the milling by one to four working days, weather dependent.
Several streets within the project area are being undersealed — where the top layer of asphalt is milled off followed by a chip sealcoat. After the excess rock from the sealcoat has been swept up, a new layer of asphalt is added to minimize reflective cracking. The areas where the underseal process is being used include Dell Road from Highway 5 to the Highway 212 ramps, Riley Lake Road, Anderson Lakes Parkway from Chestnut Drive to Flying Cloud Drive, and other streets as shown on the project map [PDF]. Parking on these streets during this process should be avoided.
Letters to property owners adjacent to these projects are mailed prior to work beginning and include a detailed schedule.
Cattail Court and Coneflower Lane are being "reclaimed" as part of this project. This process uses a road reclaimer to blend the existing pavement with the underlying aggregate, re-compact the mixture and then place a new asphalt street layer. This work may require short-term street closures, which will be managed with appropriate traffic control measures when necessary.
The anticipated completion date for the entire 2018 project is Aug. 17, 2018.
Senior Project Engineer