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Peoria council approves $1.5M for road improvements

Posted 9/1/21

Peoria City Council approved a contract for $1.5 million to contractor Nesbitt Contracting Company for pavement maintenance and repair services.

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Peoria council approves $1.5M for road improvements

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Peoria City Council approved a contract for $1.5 million to contractor Nesbitt Contracting Company for pavement maintenance and repair services.

These funds are included as part of the fiscal year 2022 budget.

As part of its pavement management program, the streets division within the city of Peoria’s Public Works Department has completed an evaluation of 87th Avenue; Bell Road north to Union Hills Drive.

Age, poor joint construction and extreme cracking have degraded the road beyond regular maintenance, according to the program.

Repairs were assessed as a priority in this fiscal year to preserve and restore pavement surface conditions. The streets division recommended this roadway be milled to a depth of about 4”, which will then be replaced with new 2 ½” lift of ¾” base course and 1 ½” of ½” surface course of high volume rubber asphalt concrete.

This “mill and overlay” will eliminate multiple distresses and provide a smoother riding surface, reduce ongoing maintenance costs and increase the pavement lifecycle.

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