Nova Chip

The City of Sunset Hills Public Works Department will be applying a Nova Chip to Richview, Otto Westway, Julius Northway, Maebern Terrace, Lincoln & Roosevelt in 2018. 

Nova Chip is a product the City has used successfully on numerous asphalt pavements, including the Sunset Manor neighborhood, Rott Rd., (including the entrance to the rear of Sunset Plaza), Mentz Hill Rd. and other streets throughout the City.

Richview - Otto Westway - Julius Northway - Maebern Terrace

Richview subdivision

Roosevelt & Lincoln

Roosevelt  Lincoln
A Nova Chip is a type of asphalt, typically more porous, but has a different application of the bonding agent that is immediately before the placement of the material. You can drive on it almost immediately after rolling it out. You'll note this material used by MoDOT on I-44 and I-270, north of I-44.
Here are some pictures of the process as applied in 2010 to Lombardy Lane in Sunset Hills:

Paving machine spreads the material evenly.

Paving machine

Rolling the material falls right in behind placement by the paver

Rolling the material falls right in behind placement by the paver

Hand work right along side the rolling operation

Hand work right alongside the rolling operation

Finished product is almost immediately ready for traffic

Finished product

Here's video NB West produced about the process

Project Updates

  • 6-8-18 - City Staff were in the field measuring and assembling notes to put together a bid package for this project.  
  • 6-20-18 - The bid package was completed and solicited to contractors in the area.  A copy of the bid package is available here.
  • 7-2-18 - There was no attendance for a scheduled Pre-bid meeting at 10am.
  • 7-3-18 - Bids were received with the following results:
 Order Contractor   Unit Price  Extended
 1  NB West  $7.50  $193,327.50
 2  Pace $8.80  $226,837.60

Anticipated Events
  • 7-3-18 - Bids will be received at City Hall at 10:00am.
  • 7-5-18 - The Public Works Committee will review the bids and make a recommendation for the Board of Aldermen.
  • 7-10-18 - The Board of Aldermen are expected to award the project.
  • 7-11-18 - A Notice of Award will be sent to the successful bidder.
  • 7-23-18 - After Bonding is acquired and a Pre-construction meeting is held, construction work is expected to commence on this project.
  • 8-23-18 - After a 30 day construction schedule, the work is expected to be complete with daily updates provided on the project listed on this web page.