The Edmond Sun

July 22, 2013

City plans road overlay work

James Coburn
The Edmond Sun

EDMOND — Crews began resurfacing city roads Monday morning. Three phases of the project will improve 26 roads, according to the city. Seven different roads are targeted north of downtown, said Casey Moore, marketing and public relations manager.

Crews will begin by repairing potholes, cracks, curb and gutter within the base of the roads. A mill process will remove 1.5-2 inches of the base to prepare the road for the overlay, Moore said. The overlay must be completed a short time after the mill to avoid weather delays.

“Edmond’s engineering department is overseeing the $1.7 million mill and overlay project for miles of Edmond’s roads,” Moore said.

The first seven roads to be resurfaced include Edwards from Boulevard to West End, Lincoln from Broadway to Jackson, Blanch from Boulevard to Rail Road Tracks, Colcord from Boulevard to Jane, Jane from Colcord to Bowman, Bowman from Boulevard to Jane, and Florence from Bowman to Danforth.

The remaining roads will be resurfaced sometime after July 29 when work on the first seven roads is accomplished.

“Intermittent lane closures will occur throughout the process for each project,” Moore said. “Expected completion of all roads is 120 working days dependent upon weather.

Roads receiving overlay attention after July 29 include: Broadway from Second Street to just south of Campbell, Hurd from the railroad tracks to Broadway, Campbell from Broadway to West End, College from Clegern to Lincoln, Clegern from Broadway to University, Santa Fe Avenue from Covell to Coffee Creek, Bryant from Danforth to Covell. These streets will be paid for out of the Fiscal 2011-12 Street Overlay Project fund.

Alternate No. 2 on the contractor’s bid includes milling and overlaying roads in The Trails addition: Adam’s Trail, Alexander’s Trail, Jaclyn’s Trail, Janna’s Trail, Jill’s Trail, Julie’s Trail, Julie’s Circle, Kathy’s Trail, Millie’s Trail, Rick’s Trail, Rick’s Court and Woodhollow. The City of Edmond annually works on the streets in one subdivision per year as part of its overlay budget, said Casey Moore, city spokesman. This year's subdivision will be The Trails.

Alternate No. 4 on the contractor’s bid includes milling and overlaying 33rd Street from Boulevard to Bryant, while alternate No. 5 on the contract includes milling and overlaying Danforth from Coltrane to Sooner.

Atlas Paving Company is the contractor for the project. Funding for the road improvements come from the 2000 Capital Improvement Sales Tax Fund.