2021 Asphalt Overlay Program
- Since the last update, concrete repairs has continued in Area 4, 9, and 11.
- Utility work has begun in Area 9. Overlay has continued in Area 6 and has begun in Area 5.
- We will return to Area 2 to finish the rest of the streets after school begins in Late August.
- All the other overlay areas have schools adjacent to some streets so we need to finish those before school begins.
- The schedule has been adjusted with the most updated information.
- Please view the map and tentative schedule below.
- The schedule will be updated as we progress through the construction season.
- Finally please sign up for email updates to the right, and you will be notified by email when this webpage is updated.
For additional information that will provide up-to-date text information, please sign up at siouxfalls.org/alert. You will need to create an account so we can provide you with updated information such as when we mill, tack, pave, when equipment is down, or other delays.
- Please see Frequent Asked Questions(FAQs) on the Overlay Program below and if you have additional questions, please contact one of the team members listed or email Nick Rezac at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Commuter Route Information
- 12th Street is closed from Minnesota Avenue to just west of Summit Avenue.
- The intersections of 12th & Summit, 12th & Duluth and 12th & Spring will be closed for the remainder of the project.
- Pedestrian detour routes are provided at Minnesota Avenue and Summit Avenue
Overlay Projects Map
Overlay Program Schedule
|Location||Concrete Work||Utility Work||Asphalt Mill & Overlay|
|1. Tomar Area: West of Cliff to 61st Street
|2- Laura Wilder North Area: North of Oak Street between Kiwanis Ave and Western Ave||Completed||Completed||Completed & Late Aug|
|3- SDN Area: North of 12th Street and West of Kiwanis Ave||Completed||Completed||Completed|
|4- Explorer Elementary (South) - West of Louise Ave, South of 81st (Includes 81st and Bitterroot St)||Currently||N/A||Early Aug|
|5- Anne Sulivan (Bahnson Ave - 3rd St to 6th St & 3rd St - Archer Drive to Bahnson)||Completed||N/A||Currently|
|6- Pioneer West - North of Rice St & East of Cliff, West Half of Area||Completed||Completed||Currently|
|7- Dugan Park - 33rd St to 41st St, Minnesota to Walts||Completed||Mid Aug||September|
|8- 14th Street - Minnesota Ave to Summit Ave||Completed||Late Aug||2022|
|9- Edison Park - 26th Street to 33rd Street from Western Ave to West Ave||Currently||Currently||2022|
|10- Bachelor Lane Area - West of Minnesota Ave and North of 57th Street||Completed||Early September||2022|
|11- Explorer Elementary (North) - West of Louise Ave, North of 81st||Currently||N/A||2022|
|12- Pioneer East - North of Rice St & East of Cliff, East Half of Area||Completed||Completed||2022|
If your sprinkler system needs to be repaired because of the curb and gutter installation, we apologize for the inconvenience. Sprinkler damage is sometimes unavoidable during curb and gutter repairs due to the proximity of the heads to the work area. Please contact us to get more information on the process to get it repaired.
Where concrete repairs are made, disturbance to lawns is an inevitable part of the process. The contractor will reseed areas impacted by the concrete construction. If concrete repairs in your neighborhood are finished between June and August, seed will not typically be planted until the fall. We wait to reseed during these months because of the challenge for the grass to grow during this time.
Although the contractor will be responsible for watering for several weeks, we recommend that you supplement the contractor’s watering to accelerate grass growth. Turf grasses generally require 1 inch of water per week. Even with proper maintenance, it could take up to two years to reestablish the lawn to the preconstruction condition. You may take additional measures to expedite the restoration process such as overseeding, fertilizing, or weed control.
If weeds grow before the grass, please mow the restored areas and the grass will eventually catch up and fill the restored area. Typical lawn maintenance will control many varieties of nuisance weeds. The contractor will employ weed control measures, but some cannot be performed for several weeks after grass germination to protect the new grass.
The maintenance and repair of your driveway approach and the associated gutter are your responsibility. If your approach is in need of repair, now may be a good time to perform this work. Driveway approaches and associated gutter will not be replaced as a part of this project. In the picture below, the area shaded in blue (driveway approach and the gutter in front of approach) are the property owner’s responsibility.
If you choose to have your driveway approach replaced before the mill and overlay, you will not have to pay for the asphalt patch (18-inch area shaded in gray) that is typically needed when replacing the approach.
Please let us know if you plan on replacing your driveway approach before the asphalt overlay. The contractor performing the work will need to be bonded and insured and receive a permit from City Engineering before starting the repair.
The Street Division will drop off an informational door tag to let you know when crews plan to mill, tack, and overlay your street. If you have any questions on the schedule for paving your street, contact the Street Division at 605-367-8255.
Occasionally, crews are working in an area where a graduation party or neighborhood rummage sale is scheduled. Due to the frequency of these events and limited time for construction, we unfortunately can’t avoid them all. If you have an event planned, let one of our team members know the details. We will try to avoid working in the area at that time. If work at that time is unavoidable, we will work with the contractor to be as accommodating as possible.
Overlay projects typically progress through the following steps:
- Spot Utility Repair
- Curb and Gutter Repairs, ADA Curb Ramp Installation
- Milling of Existing Asphalt
- Asphalt Overlay
Due to the number of neighborhoods where work occurs and number of contractors involved, there may be time between each phase because of the complexity of the project. We appreciate your patience and cooperation throughout the whole process.
Routine maintenance is the key to managing our street assets in a cost-effective manner. Well-timed maintenance (i.e., crack sealing, surface treatment, and mill and overlay) allow streets to stay in good condition and extend the life of the street. Here are some of the reasons we mill and overlay streets:
- It is a cost-effective way to extend the life of a street. The new asphalt not only seals the street, but also provides some structural value.
- Milling removes deterioration and helps to restore the street to its original shape.
- Other needed improvements (i.e., sanitary sewer and concrete repairs) can efficiently be made in conjunction with this program. This allows for multiple benefits to the City’s infrastructure through the implementation of this program.
- Although construction can be inconvenient at times, this program is far less invasive than a street reconstruction project.
- The end product is aesthetically appealing, improves the ride, and extends the life of the street.
Milling consists of grinding the top surface of the asphalt down approximately 2 inches to make room for a new layer of asphalt. The byproduct of this operation is a material known as ‟millings.” Millings can be reused in place of gravel in street construction or can be recycled at the asphalt plant to make new asphalt. The asphalt overlay takes place in the days following the milling operation.
You can drive on the street after it has been milled. The asphalt overlay will happen shortly after the street has been milled.
After we overlay a street, we have to close the street afterwards for a short period of time. Depending on air temperature, the street may remain closed for four to eight hours while the asphalt cools down. Barricades will be removed from the street when crews have determined the street is ready to be opened. Please continue to be patient and do not drive around barricades to access a street under construction.
After paving, asphalt can still be above 200°F. At this temperature, the new asphalt can be damaged by vehicles and people. Even when the street is back open to traffic, the new asphalt still may be susceptible to damage. In the first few days after paving, please avoid turning your tires while stopped to prevent the surface from tearing or scaring.
Asphalt Paving Schedule
Backhaus Excavating & Underground
Curb Repairs or Seeding Contractor
Areas 4, 10, & 11
DBA Blacktop Paving
Areas 5, 7, 8, & 9
Carl V. Carlson
The project will consist of curb and gutter repairs, spot utility repairs, accessible curb ramp improvements, an asphalt mill and overlay. Streets will generally remain open to traffic during concrete and utility work. However, during paving operations, streets will be closed and traffic detoured accordingly.