The City Engineering Department is overseeing many projects which will take place this construction season. One of those projects is the Street Reconstruction Program. All streets involved with this contract were approved by the Waterloo City Council.
Under this project, the streets involved will be removed completely, with the renewal of sanitary sewer, storm sewer, and water services (where applicable) and the placement of new curb and gutter and pavement. The length of time that the homeowners on these streets will be inconvenienced is dependent upon the weather and the contractor’s schedule.
There will be no assessment of costs to the property owners along these streets, as the cost of these projects is paid for with Local Option Sales Tax funds.
Another major project which the City Engineering Department is overseeing is the Asphalt Overlay Program. This contract will generally involve applying two or three layers of asphalt over the existing street surface. Some existing street surface preparation may take place such as milling, cracking and seating, patching, etc. The first one or two layers will be staged and coordinated with several other streets in the area, so that the process could take up to a couple of weeks. After the application of each of these layers of asphalt, the homeowners in the area will be able to drive on this surface. It will not hurt the surface to drive on it and it will not hurt your vehicle. However, when the third or final layer of asphalt is applied, homeowners will be required to stay off of the surface for approximately 24 hours, depending on the weather and the time of day that the final layer is completed to allow for proper cool down. The contractor will let you know the day before this final layer is applied so that homeowners in the area can plan accordingly.
There will be no assessment of costs to the property owners along these streets, as the cost of these projects is paid for with Local Option Sales Tax Funds.