Work will begin Tuesday, July 5 on a project to prolong the life of city streets mostly in the north and southwestern corners of Eden Prairie.
Known as mill and overlay/full-depth reclamation, contractor Valley Paving will remove the top layer of existing bituminous pavement to improve street drainage and remove surface defects, according to a city news release.
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 and is weather dependent.
As part of the project, crews will apply a maltene-based rejuvenating agent to the street, followed by a fine layer of limestone. This will reduce raveling, pitting, cracks, potholes and other signs of aging, and will extend the life of the pavement, the release said.
Maltenes are a residue after petroleum refiners remove gasoline and kerosene from crude oil. Asphalt begins to break down as a result of the loss of maltenes. New technology helps restore maltenes to strengthen pavement, according to Pavement Technology, Inc.
No assessments are made to the adjacent property owners for this project.
Affected residential streets are generally located in the northwest quadrant of the city, along with Franlo Road, Haralson Drive (from Dell Road to Laforet Drive), Conifer Court, Laforet Drive, Acorn Ridge, Alcove Circle, Jonathan Lane, Geisler Road, Fruitwood Lane and Strawberry Court, as indicated on the project map. The map indicates which treatment the road is receiving.
Other repair work, including concrete curb and gutter repair, storm sewer catch basin, sanitary sewer manhole repairs and street patching, is underway.
The city will mail postcards to property owners adjacent to these projects before beginning mill and overlay/full-depth reclamation work.
|Project Area and Map||Expected Start Date*||Expected Completion Date|
|Area 1: Franlo [PDF]||July 5||July 7|
|Area 2: North Central [PDF]||July 8||July 22|
|Area 3: North Central [PDF]||July 22||Aug. 5|
|Area 4: Central [PDF]||Aug. 5||Aug. 17|
|Area 5: Southwest [PDF]||Aug. 17||Aug. 23|
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