Work will begin Tuesday, July 5 on a project to extend the life of city streets, primarily in the north and southwest corners of Eden Prairie.
Known as mulcher and overlay/deep salvage, contractor Valley Paving will remove the top layer of existing asphalt pavement to improve street drainage and eliminate surface defects, according to a city press release.
The actual bituminous surfacing is put in place after the milling and repair work has been completed, usually behind the milling by one to four working days and dependent on weather conditions.
As part of the project, crews will apply a maltene-based rejuvenating agent to the street, followed by a thin layer of limestone. This will reduce fraying, pitting, cracking, potholes and other signs of aging, and extend pavement life, according to the release.
Maltenes are a residue after petroleum refiners remove gasoline and kerosene from crude oil. The asphalt begins to break down due to the loss of maltenes. According to Pavement Technology, Inc., a new technology helps restore maltenes to reinforce pavement.
No assessment is made to adjacent landowners for this project.
Affected residential streets are generally located in the northwest quadrant of the city, as well as 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 shown on the project map. The map indicates what treatment the route is receiving.
Other repairs, including concrete curb and gutter repairs, storm sewer catch basin, sanitary sewer manhole repairs and street patching, are ongoing.
The city will send postcards to landowners adjacent to these projects prior to commencing the grinding and deep capping/rehabilitation work.
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