The Street Overlay Program has been in effect for eight years. This annual maintenance program repaves streets and makes concrete repairs to existing curbs and sidewalks. Installation of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) ramps and repairs to sidewalks are incorporated into the program to create safe, walkable paths and meet federal requirements. Streets are evaluated based on asphalt condition, traffic volume and age with work being distributed evenly throughout the three City Council districts.
In the last 8 years of the Street Overlay Program, over 131.5 miles of streets have been resurfaced and a number of structurally deficient curbs have been repaired. Check out a map showing the entire Street Overlay Project including the 2015 streets. The 2016 Street Overlay Program is anticipated to overlay and repair ten miles of streets and sidewalks. For questions or additional information, please contact the Blue Springs Engineering Department at 816-228-0121.Streets are evaluated based on asphalt condition, traffic volume and age with work being distributed
Step 1: Sidewalk Maintenance
Unsafe sidewalks will be repaired using 2 methods; shaving or replacement. Shaving is a cost effective method of repair for many sidewalk defects and will be used wherever practical. Panels not conducive to shaving will be replaced.
Step 2: Curb Repair & ADA Ramps
Curb repairs are made before street resurfacing in order to avoid damaging the new pavement whenever possible. Curb repairs and ADA ramps will be installed at the same time. If curb repairs prevent driveway access, the resident will be notified in advance of any repair.
Step 3: Street Milling
Milling will remove some of the existing asphalt pavement in preparation for overlaying the street. Milling will allow the new surface to match the edge of the curb. There will be a bump along the curb and at the end of the street. Residents will be notified before milling begins.
Step 4: Overlay
An asphalt overlay will be placed within 2 weeks of the street milling. Residents will receive an additional notice before the overlay begins.