Town Of Moraga

2014 Pavement Repair Project - General Information


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Phone: (949) 528-5731
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General Information:
This year's Pavement Repair Project is Phase II and will include overlays on 28 street segments. Phase I repairs included localized patches, crack sealing, asphalt rubber cape seal, microsurfacing, and refreshing striping. Phase II in 2014 will address streets in poor condition that will need rehabilitation. Phase III in 2015 will focus more on streets in very poor condition that need reconstruction.   For more information about the repairs, please see our FAQ below.

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 repairs include base repair, crack sealing, hot mix asphalt (HMA) overlays, rubberized hot mix asphalt (RHMA) overlays, cold planing asphalt concrete, curb ramps, and minor curb and gutter repairs.
  • 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 for 2014:

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 around September 16th. 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. Currently, the sales tax will be in effect for the next 20 years. 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?

During base repair, crack sealing, and concrete repair work, only lane closures will occur. You will still be able to drive on your street since these repairs are localized. For milled streets, you will still be able to drive on your street. However, the road surface will be rough. The asphalt overlay will occur up to seven days after the milling.

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 3-week look ahead of construction items, location and schedule will be available on the Measure K website (you are here!) or visit the Facebook page which provides daily updates. Additionally, questions can be submitted via twitter: @MoragaMeasureK. Finally, construction notification signs will be placed on the street approximately five (5) 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 2 days in advance of the rescheduled date.

My street is not shown on the map/list. When will my street be paved?

It may be part of our 2015 Pavement Repair Project.  Currently, we have not assembled a list for the the 2015 phase, which will focus on streets in very poor condition that need reconstruction. Phase II in 2014 will address streets in poor condition that will need rehabilitation.

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

Your street was selected for this year’s project because is in poor, which makes it eligible for the HMA or RHMA overlay. Those streets not selected for this year’s project may be a part of the 2015 pavement repair project. The goal for selecting streets for this year’s project was to preserve the existing pavement before a more aggressive rehabilitation or reconstruction treatment is needed.

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

If you visit our Facebook, 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 five (5) 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 2014 Pavement Repair Project will start in August 2014 and completed by the end of October.  These dates will be revised as more detailed information becomes available.

What are the work hours?

The work hours will be from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Work will only be done on weekdays and no work will be done on holidays (i.e. Labor Day). Lane and road closures may occur for at least 1 hour and may last up to 9 hours (all day). Due to high volumes of school traffic, areas within 300 feet to any schools, work will not be allowed from 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM M-F; from 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday; and from 12:00 PM to 2:30 PM on Wednesday, except when school is out.

What should I expect during construction? (2014)

Construction consists of two phases: Preparation and Treatment.
During preparation, only partial road closures are generally expected. Streets will receive one or more of the following prior to treatment:
Crack Sealing and Localized Repairs – 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.
Milling – Shoulder areas and sometimes entire streets will be ground or milled to accommodate the thickness of the new 1.5” to 2” asphalt overlay. Additionally, the streets which have a 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.
The treatment selected for Phase II streets will require full road closures (8:00 AM to 5:00 PM). Every street on this year’s list will receive this treatment. The Phase II treatment is:
Asphalt 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.

Who should I contact if I have a problem during the construction? (2014)

Please contact the Project Construction Manager, Mary Erchul at merchul@ghirardelliassoc.com or (949) 528-5731. Town staff, contractors, and the project designers will be holding two Town Hall meetings on July 24, 2014 at the La Sala Building of the Hacienda de las Flores at 2100 Donald Drive. The meetings will be held at 3:30 PM and 6:00 PM.

What is a base repair, crack sealing, rubber chip seal, or microsurfacing and what will I need to look out for? (2013)

Please pay close attention to all contractor signs and directives from construction workers, including speed limits (typically 15 MPH):
Base Repairs – These are localized repairs of poor condition asphalt and will require temporary lane closures. Full road closures will not be expected during these repairs.
Crack Sealing – This includes the application of a localized sealant to cracks on the pavement to retard them from permeating through the new pavement treatment and will require temporary lane closures. Full road closures will not be expected during these repairs.
Rubber Chip Seal – A rubber chip seal consists of liquid asphalt emulsion sprayed onto the pavement followed by very small rocks (or "chips"), which are embedded in the asphalt emulsion. This application will require lane closures and temporary road closures of up to 2 to 3 hours. 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. Loose chips are typical for the first several days after the chip seal has been applied. The contractor will be sweeping the excess chips daily. You will likely hear the chips in the wheel well of your car and when driving at posted speed limits, the chips will not cause any damage to your vehicle. The microsurfacing seal will be placed one week after the placement of the chip seal.
Microsurfacing – Microsurfacing is a mixture of polymer modified asphalt emulsion and high quality aggregates. It fills in minor irregularities or cracks and seals the pavement surface. The result is a smooth surface on the pavement. This will require full road closures for a day (8:00 AM to 5:00 PM). Every street of this year’s list will receive this treatment. 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.

How long will the new rubber cape seal last? (2013)

Generally, the microsurfacing application lasts 5 to 8 years and a rubber chip seal with microsurfacing on top generally lasts 6 to 9 years. The life span of the seal also depends on the condition of the pavement surface prior to the seal.

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. Or you can tweet to us @MoragaMeasureK!

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 Thursday, July 10, 2014. 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 during the week of July 14th and 21st . 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 Lawrence Tam at ltam@moraga.ca.us. Thanks!