Town Of Moraga

2016 Full Depth Reclamation Project - General Information


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Frequently Asked Questions (Under Construction)

If you have other questions, please contact the Project Construction Manager, Dane Rodgers:
Email: drodgers@BKF.com
Phone: (925) 940-2221

 

General Information:
This year's Full Depth Reclamation Project  will reconstruct  three street segments (over one mile of roadway) that are in very poor to failed condition to replace the pavement, including portions of Bollinger Canyon Road, Corliss Drive, and Larch Avenue.   Past projects funded by Measure K have repaired our streets in the last few years: (a) Phase I repairs included localized patches, crack sealing, asphalt rubber cape seal, microsurfacing, and refreshing striping in 2013. (b) Phase II in 2014 addressed streets in poor condition that will need rehabilitation. (b) Phase III in 2015 reconstructed streets in very poor condition that needed reconstruction.   For more information about the repairs, please see our FAQ below.

The Town of Moraga received grant funding  from the California Department of Resources Recycling and recovery (CalRecyle). The rubber used in the rubberized hot mix asphalt in the 2016 Full Depth Reclamation project will divert a total of 6,900 tires from going to California landfills or stockpiles. 
Prior to construction, please expect :
  • A notice from the Town to all affected residents regarding the upcoming work 1 to 2 weeks before construction begins.
  • Please pay close attention to signs on and around your street indicating when street closures may occur and plan accordingly.
During Construction, please expect:
  • The roadway reconstruction will consist of both recycling the existing roadway materials in place, a technology called Full Depth Reclamation (FDR), and placing a new layer of asphalt on top.  The pavement construction consists of four phases: 1) pulverize and mix pavement in-place; 2) remove of top few inches for grading; 3) re-mix material with cement; and 4) paving new asphalt. Curb ramp installation, and minor curb and gutter repairs will also occur.
  • Street closures may occur any time between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM.
  • Please do not park or drive on streets if construction signage indicates that the street will be closed.
  • Please observe temporary posted speed signs (typically 15 MPH).
  • To avoid tracking asphalt onto your driveways and property, please pay attention to contractor signage and wait until the street has been cleared for access.
Top 5 Questions:

1. Will I be able to get in and out of my driveway while the work is occurring?

Yes. You will be able to get in and out of your driveway most of the time. The only time you might not be able to get in and out is when we are paving right in front of your driveway. At that time, you may need to wait a few hours for the pavement to cool prior to driving over it. Work with the paving crew and they will help you get in or out if it is necessary.

2. It is garbage day. Will I be able to put out my garbage when there are “No Parking” signs on my street?

Yes, you can put your garbage cans in the street during this time. Garbage and mail service will remain the same during the project.

3. There are “No Parking” signs on my street with dates that range over the weekend. I have an event at my house this weekend. Will people be able to park on my street?

Yes. You can park on your street during the weekend. The “No Parking” restrictions are only Monday thru Friday 8am to 5pm.

4. The schedule on the website does not match the dates on the “No Parking” signs on my street?

The contractor sent out a two week notice identifying a three week period for work to occur on your street. Then the contractor posted “No Parking” signs on your street for a week to two week period within that range for actual work. We have three types of operations occurring in this first time period- base repairs, grinding of the street surface, and concrete repairs. The contractor will sometimes perform the work ahead of schedule or be delayed, so check the “No Parking” signs for exact dates.

5. The contractor was on my street doing some repairs but did not do the final paving? Are they done?

No. The contractor is performing initial repairs in the street. This includes concrete repairs, placing curb ramps, and grinding the street in preparation for final paving. Final paving is scheduled to begin in late August. The contractor will repost for “No Parking” prior to the final paving work.



Where is the money coming from?

Moraga Voters approved Measure K in November 2012 which increased the local sales tax by 1 cent (or 1%), effective July 1, 2013 for 20 years. Currently, all funds collected from the sales tax increase go towards street improvements in Moraga.

Will I be able to drive on my street during work hours?

Full depth reclamation (FDR) is a treatment that mixes and recycles the existing roadway material in place.  Therefore, cars will be able to safely and slowly drive on the surface throughout the multiple phases of construction.  Note that the surface will be rough and dusty.  Traffic should follow the recommended speed limit of 15 MPH during construction.  The final asphalt overlay will be placed up to several days after the base surface is being mixed and prepared.

Where will I park my car while the work is being done?

You may park your car along adjacent streets that do not have barricades while work is being performed. The contractor will place "No Parking" signs on barricades at least three working days prior. The signs will clearly show the dates and times of the proposed parking restrictions.

How and when will I know when my street will be fixed?

A three-week look ahead of construction items that will be updated on a weekly basis, location and schedule will be available on the Measure K website, (www.moraga.ca.us/paving) or visit the Facebook page (www.Facebook.com/MoragaMeasureK) for daily updates.  Additionally, construction notification signs will be placed on the street approximately five days prior to the start of work.  Construction signs will also be placed three days prior to notify residents of parking restrictions.  If the contractor needs to reschedule work on your street, signs will indicate the new work date two days in advance of the rescheduled date. 

Why did my street get picked and not my neighbor's?

The Town has approximately $7.72M (30%) of needed up front Measure K leveraged funds to address a backlog of $25M worth of paving work.  In order to maximize the Town’s dollars to preserve the Town’s entire network of pavement in the best condition, the Town relies heavily on pavement asset management software to preliminarily select candidate streets for further evaluation.  Unfortunately, not all streets will be treated with these up front Measure K leveraged funds.  The goal for selecting streets for this year’s project is to reconstruct streets that are in very poor to failed condition and are in need of a deeper pavement treatment to repair the extensive pavement failures.   Your street was selected by our software for this year’s project because it is in very poor to failed condition, which makes it eligible for pavement reconstruction. 

My street is on the list, but is there a specific date on when the work will be done?

If you visit our Facebook page, there will be regular updates on which streets will be worked on. We will provide a 3-week look ahead on a weekly basis. Additionally, construction notification signs will be placed on the street approximately three (3) days prior to the start of work. If the contractor needs to reschedule work on your street, signs will indicate the new work date two (2) days in advance of the rescheduled date.

What is the time frame of this project?

The 2016 Pavement Repair Project will start in July 2016 and completed by the end of September.  These dates will be revised as more detailed information becomes available.

What are the work hours and days?

The work hours will be from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  No work is planned on weekends or on holidays (i.e. Labor Day).  Lane closures and full road closures should be expected during these working hours (for more detailed information see question addressing what to expect during construction).

What should I expect during construction? (2016)

Prior to construction the Contractor will issue notices to each resident affected by the upcoming work three days prior to construction.  Approximately one week prior to construction, changeable message signs will appear prior to start of construction.

During construction: The roadway reconstruction will consist of both recycling the existing roadway materials in place, a technology called Full Depth Reclamation (FDR), and placing a new layer of asphalt on top.  The pavement construction consists of four phases: 1) pulverize and mix pavement in-place; 2) remove of top few inches for grading; 3) re-mix material with cement; and 4) paving new asphalt.

1. Pulverizing and Mixing In-Place: During the pulverizing process, full road closures are expected.  The existing roadway will be pulverized and mixed in-place to a depth of 17 inches, using large specialty FDR machines, or reclaimers.  The older and failed pavement surface will be mixed with underlying fill and native soil to develop a new base material for the reconstructed pavement.  This “green” technology reduces the need to offhaul dozens of truckloads of roadway material by reusing the existing pavement materials and underlying soils.  Subsequently, the technology substantially reduces the need number of truckloads of new material.  This recycled material is safe for cars to drive on shortly after the FDR machine has passed through the roadway section.  Please drive slowly as there may be loose gravel-like material on the recycled surface.
2. Material Removal: The next phase is meant to remove some of the mixed recycled material to make room for the new asphalt.  The amount of pavement to be removed will be five inches deep at the edge of the street and typically five to seven inches near the center of the street.  The surface will be rough and result in an elevation difference which will be bridged with short, temporary pavement wedges to allow cars and other vehicles to safely drive on the road and into driveways.  Please continue to drive slowly as there may be loose gravel-like material on the surface.
3. Re-Mixing with Cement: The remaining recycled material will then be re-mixed with the addition of cement and water in order to stabilize the material, making it a sturdy base for the new pavement section.  The surface will be exposed generally up to one week before the first layer of new asphalt is placed.  Also, the contractor will sweep any excess material.  Although the surface will be fairly smooth at this point in the construction, please continue to drive slowly as there may be loose gravel-like material on the recycled surface.
4. Paving: The asphalt paving phase will require full road closures (8:00 AM to 5:00 PM).  The asphalt overlay is a liquid asphalt binder premixed with aggregate, which is placed and compacted on the street surface.  To avoid tracking asphalt material onto your driveways and property, please pay attention to construction signs and wait until the street has been cleared for access.  The new pavement on top of the recycled base will be placed in two layers on separate days. 



Caution:
When driving in construction areas, please pay close attention to all construction signs and directives from construction workers, including speed limits.  Please do not park or drive on streets if construction signage indicates that the street will be closed.  Driving on streets before they are opened will result in possible defects in the new pavement and pavement materials tracked onto your driveway and home.


Note: Emergency services will have access to all streets no matter what construction is occurring at all times.

Whom should I contact if I have a problem during the construction? (2016)

A: Please contact the Project Construction Manager, Dane Rodgers at drodgers@bkf.com or (925) 940-2221 .  Town staff, representatives from the contractor, the construction manager, and the project designer will be holding two hour long Town Hall meetings on June 29, 2016 at the Council Chambers and Community Meeting Room at 335 Rheem Boulevard.  The meetings will be held at 3:00 PM and 6:00 PM.  

How long will the new treatment last?

Generally, reconstruction of the pavement surface lasts 15 to 20 years and sometimes longer with proper preventative maintenance.

My question was not addressed in this FAQ. Who can I contact?

Please contact the Public Works Department at publicworks@moraga.ca.us or at (925) 888-7026.


We are currently seeking enthusiastic volunteers for our door-to-door outreach and informational program. The Town of Moraga will hold an orientation for volunteers at 6 PM on Monday, June 20, 2016 at the La Sala room of the Hacienda de las Flores (2100 Donald Drive). The orientation will cover all components of the pavement repair program, including volunteer duties and frequently asked questions. Door-to-door outreach will be performed between June 21 and June 28 . If you would like to volunteer for our project outreach, please fill in this form. If you have any questions or concerns about volunteering, please contact KC Bowman at kbowman@moraga.ca.us. Thanks!

Two (2) Town Hall meetings will be held on June 29th at the Council Chambers and Community Meeting Room at 335 Rheem Boulevard at both 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.  These meetings will provide an opportunity to address questions you may have about what to expect during construction and additional information on the pavement treatments.

And remember: Shop Moraga first to help increase the one cent sales tax revenue so that more streets can be paved.  You can display a lawn sign to promote Measure K funding, indicate that your street is being fixed, and encourage your friends and neighbors to shop in Moraga.  Please contact Public Works at (925) 888-7026 so that a lawn sign can be dropped off at your home.