“We will continue to monitor the stretch and add rock as needed,” the official says.
Kyle Roettger, director of city services, told the board of aldermen during the May 25 meeting that several of the steel plates had been removed from the road. The steel plates were removed starting May 22.
“We saw cut the deteriorated sections of asphalt,” Roettger said. “We dug up the subgrade 12 to 16 inches. We added 6 inches of 2 inch gravel for a solid base and then topped the rest off with one inch minus so that it could be compacted for a smoother driving service.”
Roettger said signs had just come in to warn motorists of the loose gravel.
“We will continue to monitor the stretch and add rock as needed,” he said.
“How’s that holding up?” asked Alderman Ramiz Hakim.
Roettger said the road would have to be touched up again May 26 for the weekend but “since we’ve done it, we hadn’t had to add gravel.”
At the April 27 meeting, the board discussed the damage to the road caused by construction vehicles entering and leaving the worksite. Roettger said to fully fix Roelker Road would cost $100,000, a number the aldermen balked at – not least in part because that section of road will be completely rebuilt once work on the new high school is complete.
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