Annual street resurfacing planned through June
Thursday, March 9, 2017
CONCORD – The City of Concord has awarded a $2.9 million biennial street preservation contract to Ferebee Corporation, to rehabilitate a total of 30.4 lane miles of roadway in Concord. Over the next four months, motorists in Concord will notice a steady pattern of resurfacing work taking place weekdays during daylight hours.
The City Council places a priority on street preservation and maintenance, in order to maximize the useful life of this essential public investment. Each year, the Transportation Department evaluates all 343 (centerline) miles of roadway in the City-maintained system for a variety of distress conditions. Some include: edge cracking, block cracking, alligator cracking, rutting, raveling, and bleeding. Staff also considers the extent of patches and other repairs on the roadway, and general roughness or ride comfort. Finally, staff considers the traffic volume and classification of each roadway, as well as planned infrastructure projects that will require future cuts and patching. This combination of factors produces a street ranking used to allocate available funding for the contract.
The majority of rehabilitation will begin in April, when weather conditions are optimal. Services include patching, leveling, milling, resurfacing, re-striping, re-marking, re-installation of permanent raised pavement markings, and incidental concrete work.
Work beyond the typical scope of this contract is planned to begin in the next month in Downtown Concord. This will mitigate the City's impact on NCDOT facilities during the 2015 City Hall and Lofts 29 construction and utility work, which resulted in temporary patches. At a yet-to-be-determined date, motorists traveling through Downtown Concord will encounter crews rehabilitating Cabarrus Avenue W between Spring Street and Union Street, and patching Church Street N adjacent to the Lofts 29 building.
As a follow up to the Downtown roadway rehabilitation, Landsaver Environmental will restore seven decorative crosswalks on Cabarrus Avenue and other locations. More information about Downtown work will be provided when available.
Motorists are asked to remain alert and exercise caution, as well as refrain from parking on the street during the process to avoid conflict with the construction equipment. For more information, please contact the Concord Transportation Department at 704-920-5365.
2016-17 City of Concord Street Preservation Program
Peter L. Franzese
Public Affairs and Projects Manager