Town Of Moraga

2017 Pavement Overlay Project - General Information


2017 Pavement Overlay Project Links:
                    
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If you have other questions, please contact the Project Construction Manager, Scott Giannini:
Email: Scott.Giannini@weareharris.com
Phone: (661) 369-2826

 

General Information:
This year's Pavement Overlay Project  will address  three street segments  to overlay the pavement, including portions of Buckingham Drive, Corte Royal, and Shuey Drive.   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 and 2016 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 2017 Pavement Overlay project will divert a total of 5,000 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 rehabilitation will consist of crack sealing and localized structural repairs, milling the shoulder and other areas to match adjacent roadway and curb grades, and a 2.5" rubberized asphalt overlay.  The project scope also includes minor curb and gutter repairs and installation of ADA -compliant curb ramps where required.
  • 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 August. The contractor will repost  “No Parking” signs 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?

When driving in construction areas, please pay close attention to all contractor 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.

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 is now in its fourth phase expending Measure K funds to gradually address a backlog of $25M worth of paving work. The first three phases, constructed in 2013 through 2016, leveraged anticipated Measure K sales tax to yield a large sum of upfront spending. This next phase uses annual funds generated from the Measure K sales tax increase. In order to maximize the Town’s dollars to preserve its 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 the annual available funds. The goal for selecting streets for this years’ project is to rehabilitate streets that are in very poor condition and are in need of repair before the pavement requires reconstruction. Your street was selected by our software for this years’ project because it is in very poor condition, which makes it eligible for pavement rehabilitation. 

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 2017 Pavement Overlay Project will start in July 2017 and completed by the end of August 2017.  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 .  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? (2017)

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 pavement rehabilitation will consist of :

1. Preparation: Streets will first be “prepped” with crack sealant to help retard and protect against water infiltration and localized pavement failures will be removed and repaired. Shoulder areas will be ground or milled to accommodate the thickness of the new 2.5” rubberized asphalt overlay. The milled surface will be rough and result in an elevation difference in travel lanes which will be bridged with short, temporary pavement wedges. The prepped and milled surface will be exposed generally up to one week before the new overlay is placed. Also, the contractor will sweep excess grindings that occur during the milling process. During preparation, only partial road closures are generally expected.  
2. Pavement Overlay: 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 rubberized asphalt product uses recycled tires from California and slows down future cracking at the surface. It is estimated that this years’ project will recycle approximately 5,000 tires from California landfills 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. 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 day

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? (2017)

A: Please contact the Project Construction Manager, Scott Giannini at Scott.Giannini@weareharris.com or (661) 369-2826.  

How long will the new treatment last?

Generally, reconstruction of the pavement surface lasts 10 to 15 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.




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.