City's Asphalt Overlay Project Awarded to Contractor
The City of Richmond’s Street department has a wide variety of projects they are annually responsible for along with the standard street maintenance. Streets deteriorate at different rates and must be maintained. The condition of the asphalt helps determine what type of repair is needed. Asphalt overlay is just one of the methods used to maintain Richmond’s streets. A ‘mill & overlay’ is a street maintenance technique that requires the removal of the top surface of a street, by the grinding of 2 inches of the asphalt surface with a milling machine, and replacing 2 inches of new layer of asphalt.
The City’s annual asphalt overlay projects are often outsourced so the street teams can keep up with other necessary street repairs. When needed, the Assistant Public Works Director will appear in front of the City Commission to secure approval to award contract for the asphalt overlay work. This outsourcing is done through an Interlocal Agreement with Fort Bend County, and this year was awarded to James Construction Group, LLC. Residents should see this work starting within the first part of January 2018, weather permitting, and will involve 1.63 miles of 2 lane streets to include Collins Rd. (from Clay St. to George Park), Clay Street (from N. 2nd St. to Collins Rd), North 10th St (from the RR Tracks to Clay St.), and Powell St. (from N. 10th to Collins Rd).