The asphalt micro-surfacing of over seven miles of Rolla city streets was completed ahead of schedule today, Friday, July 29. The area included all streets in Rolla south of 10th Street to Missouri Highway 72, and east of Forum Drive and Pinetree Road. It also included the Johnson/Laird subdivision.
Micro-surfacing (1/4 inch of asphalt) is an economical alternative to hot asphalt mix overlays, which typically applies a minimum of two inches of pavement resurfacing. One of the distinct advantages of the micro-surfacing procedure is that the work proceeds at a much quicker pace than traditional asphalt overlays, which typically apply a minimum one – and one-half-inches of pavement resurfacing. Micro-surfacing is also an economical alternative to hot asphalt mix overlays, saving the City and residents thousands that would otherwise be spent for the more expensive procedure.
The project would not have proceeded as rapidly as it did without the efficient work and collaboration by the City’s Public Works Department, Donelson Construction Company and the Rolla Police Department. Gene Stroup, Project Coordinator in the City’s Engineering Division, also deserves a big thanks for keeping the project ahead of schedule, as well as the members of Donelson Construction Company and the Rolla Police Department who provided traffic control assistance throughout the project. We would also like to thank the residents of Rolla for your patience and understanding during the micro-surfacing of streets.
The next project to be undertaken by the City’s Street Department will be the construction of a new round about at the intersection of Forum Drive and 18th Street. This project will begin on Monday, Aug. 1 and will take approximately four to six weeks to complete. The City continues to ask residents and motorists to use caution, and reduce speed throughout this construction project.