City Campus Parking Rehabilitation

The City of Sunset Hills will be replacing perimeter asphalt curbing with concrete curb & gutter, removing the asphalt pavement and replacing same with new asphalt paving on the City Campus.  

This project is anticipated to be completed in phases with the City Hall and Community Center parking areas replaced in 2019.  It is hoped the remainder (Public Works Garage & Police Facility) with associated connecting roads will be completed in 2020.

This page will follow the format of the other City Project pages with project plan preparation, a PDF of the bid package, bidding tabulations, review/award information, and daily updates of progress as the project gets underway.

PROJECT UPDATE

2019 Parking
  • 4-4-19 - Bids were received.  Results are posted below.
ContractorBidRepair Soft Soil
Jokerst$217,891.67$65.00 / Ton
Spencer$249,895.25$37.50 / Ton
Ford Asphalt$260,074.45$50.00 / Ton
Leritz$339,360.79$112.40 / Ton
  • 6-6-19 - Jokerst just called and plans to start cutting tomorrow.  They will start out in behind City hall in the Public Works Staff car area, move out to the 4 car parking area and then to the City Hall parking on the side closest to S. Lindbergh.  Staff placed cones in the areas to keep these open to Jokerst for this work.  They will not be removing the old curb tomorrow, just cutting the existing asphalt in preparation for removal and placement of the new concrete curb & gutter. 
  • 6-7-19 - Jokerst is onsite cutting asphalt in preparation for placement of the new concrete curbing. 
  • 6-10-19 - The Public Works Department is digging out the rear of City Hall to place a drain in this area for the guttering. 
  • 6-11-19 - The Public Works Department is placing a drain in at the rear of City Hall to relieve the guttering.
  • 6-12-19 - The Public Works Department is finishing up the drain placement to the rear of City Hall.  Jokerst called and plans to start digging in the large parking lot tomorrow where they cut out the pavement last week.  Bucheit plans to be on-site Tuesday (June 18th) to start placement of the new concrete curb.
  • 6-13-19 - Jokerst is onsite and starting curb removal on the large parking lot.  They provided a sequence to their work.  The colored area on the map below will roughly follow the sequence listed in the key.

Parking Project Staging


  • 6-13-19 - Jokerst is onsite and starting curb removal behind City Hall.
  • 6-17-19 - Bucheit is onsite and starting curb form placement in the Yellow area.
  • 6-18-19 - Bucheit is onsite pouring out the yellow zone.  They are mobilizing to the Blue zone for work there tomorrow.
  • 6-19-19 - Bucheit is onsite and pouring the western island of the Yellow zone this morning.  They are setting forms in the Blue zone.  Jokerst is removing the eastern island of the Yellow zone.  They cut the Green zone and hope to excavate that this afternoon.  Parking is tight.  We are at the height of construction activity until August right now.  We expect project conditions to improve soon.  Concrete curb replacement should take about another week to complete.
  • 6-20-19 - Bucheit is pouring curb in the Blue zone this morning.  Jokerst is excavating the Green zone.
  • 6-21-19 - Bucheit is pouring curb in the Green zone this morning.
  • 6-24-19 - Bucheit is pouring curb in the Green today.  Jokerst is excavating in the Black zone between the 2 parking lots.  We were advised that there will be swim meets on Thursday and the following Tuesday.  Jokerst has been advised and will try to button up as much of the parking areas as possible by then.  
  • 6-25-19 - Bucheit is pouring the sidewalk approach to the Community Center in the Green zone this morning.  At. mid-day, they are pouring curb in the Black zone between the 2 parking lots.  
  • 6-26-19 - Bucheit is setting forms and plans to pour the island close to City Hall today in the Yellow zone.  From there, the plan to set forms and prepare for pour in the Black zone where Public Works employees typically park. 
  • 6-27-19 - Bucheit pulled off the project to make room for parking needed at the Swim Meet this afternoon.  They will do the same next Tuesday, July 2nd for the same reason.
  • 6-28-19 - Bucheit is not on-site due to other project commitments.
  • 7-1-19 - Bucheit is not on-site due to other project commitments.
  • 7-2-19 - Jokerst is on-site performing surveying in preparation to rework the Community Center parking area (aka - Red zone).  This will be closed tomorrow for saw-cutting and excavation of the curb areas.  Bucheit is expected back on-site Friday for more forms and pouring of curb areas.
  • 7-3-19 - Jokerst is cutting and excavating in the Community Center parking ares (Red zone).  Bucheit is expected back on-site this afternoon to fall in behind with forms in the Public Works employee parking area and into the area being excavated by Jokerst today.  Bucheit should be pouring formed areas on Friday.
  • 7-5-19 - Bucheit formed up and poured the north side of the Community Center parking area (aka - Black zone).
  • 7-24-19 - Jokerst hopes to get back soon and clean up the site.  There is a 20' section at the entry to the site that was not completed for the concrete curbing.  A plan to cover this work is still being processed.  The next big part of the project will be the asphalt portion of the work.  This is expected to coincide with the maintenance shutdown of the Community Center from August 6th to the 16th when all old asphalt will be remove, the area graded and prepped with new rock back, placement of new asphalt, and striping with thermoplastic striping.
  • 8-2-19 - Jokerst is back on-site today.  They are removing the curb in front and the pavement behind City Hall.  They will be in full removal mode on Monday.  Parking will be best if out of the way of construction activity.  If folks can park in Watson Trail Park, there is a beautiful & scenic walk past the lake up to City Hall.  The Community Center will be closed for maintenance.  If you absolutely have to park close to City Hall, there may be a few spaces on the roadway between City Hall and the Public Works Garage, but then you'd be missing out on the healthful benefits of a lakeside walk.  Everything will get buttoned up as soon as possible.  Pray for nice weather.  As areas can be opening back up, they will be, but one of the later activities will be the thermoplastic striping after the new pavement is placed, so large areas will need to be available for this work.  If you have questions, call Wes Searcy at  314-272-2453.  Be advised, Wes will be out of the office on Tuesday, August 6th and will not able to take your phone call.  Thanks again everyone for your patience during this pavement rehabilitation project of the City Campus.
  • 8-5-19 - Jokerst is on site removing curbing by S. Lindbergh and removing pavement in the Community Center parking lot.  Parking will be tight during this phase of construction.  The Community Center is closed for maintenance through 8-16-19.
  • 8-6-19 - Jokerst hit some bad soil in their excavation of the Community Center Parking area.  They advised of the following sequence to this project:

P1-2

Phase 1 - Red Area - Excavate area, install base mix in aisle areas and prepare for 3" finish grade asphalt.  Utilize Phase 2 Area for parking during this Phase of construction.
Phase 2 - Green Area - Excavate area, install base mix in aisle areas and prepare for 3" finish grade asphalt.  Utilize Phase 1 Area for parking during this Phase of construction.

P3-4

Phase 3 - Black Area - Pave finish grade asphalt.  Utilize Phase 4 area for parking during this Phase of construction.
Phase 4 - Yellow Area - Pave finish grade asphalt.  Utilize Phase 3 area for parking during this Phase of construction.
Phase 4a - Orange Area - Pave finish grade asphalt at the end of the day.  Move traffic lane over after paving first half of the drive.

  • 8-7-19 - Jokerst excavated and placed over sized rock in the Community Center Parking lot today after encountering poor soil as an extra to the contract.  The Phasing lined out yesterday is still intact as is the schedule for the project.  They also poured the curbing up to S. Lindbergh that was missed by the concrete sub-contractor.
  • 8-8-19 - Jokerst placed structural asphalt in the aisles of the Red Zone today.
  •  8-9-19 - Jokerst excavated and placed over sized rock in drive lane in front of City Hall today.  They also graded out the parking areas of the Community Center Parking lot.
  • 8-12-19 - Jokerst is excavating the south half of the large parking lot today.  They are aware of the Board of Aldermen meeting tomorrow night and plan to have as much parking space available in all parking lots as possible.  
  • 8-13-19 - Jokerst is excavating the north half of the large parking lot today.  They plan to have as much parking space available in all parking lots as possible at the end of the day.
  • 8-14-19 - Jokerst is regrading the aisles of the large parking lot today.
  • 8-15-19 - Jokerst is grading in the large parking lot today and in the main access roadway.
  • 8-16-19 - Jokerst is placing X-mix in the large parking lot and the main access roadway today.
  • 8-19-19 - Jokerst is placing surface grade asphalt today.
  • 8-20-19 - Jokerst is working on removing the entry area to the site today.
  • 8-21-19 - Jokerst encountered some poor sub-grade in the entry area and are placing rock here before structural asphalt.
  • 8-22-19 - Jokerst is placing surface grade asphalt in the entry area today.
  • 8-23-19 - Jokerst says that striping will not be placed for a couple of weeks.  They are not on-site today.
  • 8-26-19 - Jokerst is not on-site today.
  • 8-27-19 - Jokerst is not on-site today.
  • 8-28-19 - Jokerst is not on-site today
  • 8-29-19 - Jokerst is working on the back fill grading today.
  • 8-30-19 - Jokerst is finishing back fill work with seed and straw today.
  • 9-3-19 - Jokerst is not on-site today.
  • 9-4-19 - Jokerst is not on-site today.
  • 9-5-19 - Jokerst is not on-site today.
  • 9-6-19 - Jokerst is not on-site today.
  • 9-9-19 - Jokerst is not on-site today.
  • 9-10-19 - Striping is planned to occur the night of 9-12-19 into 9-13-19.
  • 9-11-19 - Jokerst is not on-site today.
  • 9-12-19 - Jokerst took off the striping today.
  • 9-13-19 - Traffic control thermo-plastic striped most of the parking spaces overnight.