City of Sedalia Announces Annual Mill & Asphalt Overlay Projects
The City of Sedalia’s annual asphalt mill and overlay program is scheduled to begin on April 3 and will improve 4.74 centerline miles of city streets during the 2023 construction season.
The project areas are detailed in the below map and include City projects in red and a project being coordinated between the City and the local Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) district in blue.
Street crews working on the mill and overlay program will routinely work from 6 a.m. until 4 p.m. from Monday through Thursday. However, three projects, U.S. Highway 50 from S. Massachusetts to Thompson Ave.; West Main St. from Industrial Road to Oak Grove Lane; and Clinton Road from W. 32nd Street to South Grand Ave., will be completed during nighttime hours to avoid heavy truck traffic that routinely use these streets during daytime hours. Night work hours will be from 6 p.m. to 5 a.m.
During scheduled work hours, one lane of the street will be unavailable for travel and parking including exiting from driveways and garages. The following is an estimated schedule for the street mill and overlay projects. As with any street construction project delays due to inclement weather or equipment breakdowns may result in the schedule being modified. As needed, a revised public service announcement will be released to reflect schedule changes.
Signs will be posted along the affected roadways the week prior to work commencing on that street. There will be a period of time that driveways will not be usable in the construction zone. North/south running streets will have the southbound lane (west side of street) milled and overlaid on Monday/Tuesday or the first two days of the scheduled work. The northbound lane (east side of street) will then be milled and overlaid on Wednesday/Thursday. East/west running streets will have the eastbound lane (south side of street) milled and overlaid on Monday/Tuesday or the first two days of the scheduled work. The westbound lane (north side of street) will be milled and overlaid on Wednesday/Thursday.
Residents will want to plan alternate parking, such as in an adjacent alley not entering the construction zone for exiting or along nearby side streets while work is being completed in front of their driveways or where street parking is normally used. Routinely, streets can be driven on soon after paving takes place and as soon as traffic control devices have been removed by Public Works. This mill and overlay program targets streets that would benefit from being milled and having an asphalt overlay of two or three inches applied to extend the life of the street.
The Public Works Department manages the program which includes milling/grinding the existing pavement surface and replacing the asphalt to provide a safer and smoother ride. The asphalt overlay program is part of the City’s yearly street maintenance activity, which is budgeted for $1,454,000 during the 2023 construction season.
For more information, contact the Public Works Department at (660) 827-3000 ext. 1166.