Concrete Slab Replacements


The Concrete Slab Replacement Project basically replaces slabs that have structurally failed. Slab selection is done in mid to late Spring by City personnel. 

Select Replacement Maps

New for 2022

Leftover from 2021
Selected slabs are shown in "Yellow"

2022 Slabs Map
2022 Concrete Slabs Key Map

Bid Package

View the concrete bid announcement for details on the replacement work.
GIS Maps
Maps are developed in the City's GIS system. Every single slab is tagged, documented and eventually tracked by City personnel during construction phase. A bid package is written then solicited to concrete firms in the area for bid.

Work usually starts in early July and takes about 60 days to complete. 

Typical GIS Map

Assuming good weather in the process, from the time a slab is removed, to the time it is placed back with concrete, the process usually only takes about 2 days. Longer sections of pavement removed concurrently (large multiple slab areas) may require more time for preparation. Rain can also be a real problem when trying to get proper compaction of the rock subbase and thus cause delays with pouring the new concrete slab. 

Residents who incur driveway interruptions, should receive 24-hour notice from the contractor before disruption of access. Freshly poured concrete requires cure time. Residents will not be allowed to access their driveway until the concrete in front of their driveway has cured for 3 days. Concrete repair areas will not be open to general traffic until 5 days after the concrete is poured. The intent is to minimize the impact to driveway access. 

Residents with lawn sprinklers are asked not to run them when slabs on your side of the street are being replaced. The open holes collect water and the compaction of the sub-base is affected negatively when they get wet. The process of pouring takes longer to complete when holes get wet. Most contractors seem capable of getting open holes poured back within a couple of days during favorable weather conditions. If the concrete slab work causes damage to sprinklers and dog-wires, the contractor will make these repairs. Please make sure to point any problems out to the contractor or call City Hall to advise of any problems incurred along these lines. 

Access in the neighborhood will be tight during the concrete repair portion of the project. Please observe all warning signs, barricades and flagmen working in this area. Sections of the roadway will be restricted during most of the concrete repair portion of the project. Residents on the streets are advised to be aware of the construction activity. 

You are advised to keep your children away from fresh concrete. Damage to finished concrete is a violation of City Code 16-6 "Damaging City Property." Evidence will be gathered, repairs will be made, the City will be billed by the contractor. Bills will be placed in the file that will be made available to theProsecuting Attorney for referral to Juvenile Court.  There are possible fines, Court costs, administrative costs and restitution of associated repair bills. This work is expensive and violators will be prosecuted.

The contractor will be responsible for back-filling any open areas excavated behind the curb.  They will also seed & straw the area to help re-establish vegetation. The City of Sunset Hills will make any required repairs to asphalt driveway aprons damaged (due to this work) at that time. Concrete driveway damage is the direct responsibility of the concrete contractor to rectify with that affected homeowner. 

Check back to this webpage regularly for daily updates. These updates are posted below. Hopefully this webpage can be your source for 'up-to-date' information so that you might have answers to your questions if your concrete street is under construction. If the answer is not here, please do not hesitate to contact Wes Searcy. He is typically out in the field inspecting this work, but you can call and leave a message for him at 849-3400. Even better than that, you can e-mail him at 


  • 3-7-22 - The 2021 Concrete Slabs Package went incomplete.  The Contractor could not staff the job properly with the pandemic.  Staff prepared documents, selected slabs for this year's project.   Sweetens officially asked to be relieved of their contract from 2021 due to price increases.
  • 4-4-22 - City Staff are looking at several streets for slab selections.
  • 4-5-22 - City Staff are preparing bid documents for the 2022 Selected Slab Project.
  • 4-7-22 - The Public Works Committee recommended holding Sweetens to their contract from 2021.   
  • 4-11-21 - The package was solicited to contractors and the Drexel Plan Room for a May 3, 2022 bid at 10am.
  • 4-26-22 - The Board of Aldermen concurred with the recommendation to hold Sweetens to their 2021 contract to complete that work as planned. 
  • 5-3-22 - Bids for this project were received as follows:
  Bidder  7" Slabs (SF) Cut Joints (LF)  Total Bid ($) Extra Rock (/ton) 
1 M&H Concrete $85.00 $4.00 $283,111.00 $40.00
 2 Lamke Trenching  $104.60  $10.00  $349,351.20  $75.00 

Three separate projects of Concrete Slab Replacement Work are anticipated to be completed this year. 

Sweetens Concrete Services are expected to complete their project on
  • Alswell
  • Anton Place
  • Gravois Industrial
  • Rahning
The 2022 Selected Slab Project will happen on:
  • Cinema
  • Matthews
  • Robyn Hills
Both of these projects will have updates posted on this webpage. 

The 3rd Project will be In-house Slab Replacements and Spalled Joint Repair on:
    • Grandview Hill Court
    • Hilltop Greens
    • Rotherwood
    • Wicksworth
    • Heathstone
    • Windsor Springs
    • Westmoore Meadows
    • MaClane Court
    • Eddie & Park Sidewalk
      These projects will be detailed and updated on the: In House Concrete Work Page.
  • 5-10-22 - We received an email asking for more detail on the work anticipated for this year.  As a bit of a recap, here is what we know at this time:  The contractor for the Grandview slabs (Sweetens) could not properly staff their project due to the pandemic last year.  Over the winter, contract prices went up dramatically.  They asked out of their contract back in March.  The Public Works Committee suggested & the Board of Aldermen affirmed that Sweetens should finish their project from last year that included Grandview Lake Drive.  We spoke to Sweetens last week and they still in planning for their work this year.  They indicate they will honor their contract this year and complete their work from 2021, but that is all the details we have at this time and we'll be sure to post what we know, when we know it, at this "Concrete Slab Replacement" webpage.  Separate, but also happening this year, many of the joints on Grandview Hill Court deteriorated to where something needed to be done toward their repair.  Our in-house Street Department will be saw-cutting 2’ either side of these joints, removing that concrete, drilling rebar back into existing concrete, pouring new sections and re-grooving these joints to maintain current slab configuration on Grandview Hill Court.  This work will be tracked on the "In-house Concrete Work" webpage. Third, we anticipate an award tonight to another concrete slab contractor, M&H Concrete, to work on slabs in another part of the City.  That work will be listed on this "Concrete Slab Replacement" web page, along with the Sweetens work.  
  • 5-25-22 - M&H Concrete met with City Staff in a Pre-Construction meeting.  They expect to start (Cinema - Matthews - Robyn Hills - Ronnie) in mid June and expect to be completed by the end of July with their work.  Staff reached out to Sweetens (Gravois Industrial - Rahning - Grandview Lake Drive)  to get an update of their intended schedule.
  • 6-7-22 - M&H Concrete plan to start their work on June 13th.  Sweetens indicates they should be here by June 20th.
  • 6-8-22 - M&H started cutting the perimeter of their slabs in the Matthews/Cinema/Robyn Hills neighborhood.  This cutting will help minimize adjacent slab damage.
  • 6-9-22 - M&H continues cutting perimeter of the slabs in Matthews/Cinema/Robyn Hill today.  Removals will start (weather pending) on Monday.  
  • 6-13-22 - M&H is running behind of the cutting of the slabs and now expects to be in mid-week for removals.  Sweetens is also running behind due to weather-related issues and now expects to be on-site the week of June 27th.  We've asked them for their sequence of streets they have left.  Utility locates are being problematic in the Grandview Subdivision with the locator company USIC.  We've advised Sweetens of this issue.
  • 6-14-22 - Sweetens advises they will not start until the week of June 27th.  
  • 6-15-22 - M&H plans to mobilize some equipment onto site today for their work in the Ronnie - Matthews - Cinema - Robyn Hills subdivision this afternoon.  They plan to start breaking up slabs this afternoon, begin tear-outs/ set-ups for tomorrow, with pours on Friday.  Any slab that impacts  a driveway will be poured back by the weekend.  Remember, driveways need at least 3 days of cure before accessing the driveways with vehicles.
  • 6-16-22 - M&H is pulling out slabs and preparing them for pour tomorrow.
  • 6-17-22 - Even with the downpour this morning, most of the holes prepared yesterday have good compaction.  M&H is moving ahead with concrete pours on the holes approved again this morning by City staff.
  • 6-20-22 - M&H is removing first lane slabs on Matthews and preparing these for pour.  They are continuing to pour first lane slabs on Cinema.  
  • 6-21-22 - M&H is finishing their last of the first lane slabs today.  They will be back tomorrow to pick up spoil piles and sweep the project.   They will be back in about 2 weeks to get going on the second lane slabs.
  • 6-22-22 - M&H performed some clean-up of their site today.
  • 6-28-22 - M&H will be working today at the western intersection of Matthews & Cinema.   They plan to pull out & pour what they can in this area today, then pull off until those slabs cure for a week to allow them to come in for their final sweep to complete this project.  We reached out to Sweetens yesterday, but have not heard back on when they plan to be on-site for their work.  
  • 6-29-22 - M&H is on-site pouring out the holes they opened up yesterday.  We are still waiting to hear back from Sweetens.
  • 6-30-22 - Sweetens came in today and started cutting the perimeter of their remaining slabs.  They report today that they do not expect to be in until July 11th.  We are trying to find out more specific schedule information  for their planned order of:
    • Rahning
    • Gravois Industrial
    • Alswell
    • Anton
    • Grandview Lake Drive
  • 7-5-22- Sweetens was not on site today.  M&H Poured the last open slab on Phase 2 at the intersection of Cinema & Matthews today.  This area requires 3 separate pours, with cures each to maintain access in the area.  M&H also removed and poured a small triangle section of concrete on Mathews.  M&H crews began to backfill already completed slabs.
  • 7-11-22 - Sweetens was noted on Anton & Alswell saw cutting.
  • 7-12-22 - Sweetens was saw cutting on Anton today.  They expect to be removing slabs tomorrow.
  • 7-13-22 - Sweetens is on Anton removing first lane slabs.  M&H is removing 2nd lane slabs on Matthews.
  • 7-14-22 - Sweetens is pouring back first lane slabs on Anton Place and removing first lane slabs on Alswell.  M&H is pouring 2nd lane slabs on Matthews.
  • 7-15-22 -Sweetens is pouring back the first lane on Aswell Lane.  M&H is pouring back on Cinema and Robyn Hills. 
  • 7-18-22- Sweetens is removing slabs on Gravois Industrial and one slab on Ronnie Road by MoDot.  M&H will be returning on Wednesday to finish the last 3 slabs of the project.
  • 7-19-22- Sweetens preped slabs for concrete pour on Wednesday
  • 7-19-22- M&H returned today and poured the last 3 slabs of the contract.  
  • 7-20-22- Sweetens poured concrete on the left side of Gravios Industrial and right lane of Ronni Ronnie Rd.
  • 7-22-22-  M&H will be backfilling on Saturday on Mathews, Cinema and Robyn Hills.
  • 7-25-22 - M&H is cleaning up their site today on Ronnie - Matthews - Cinema - Robyn Hills.  Sweetens reports: "We will be back to your project on Thursday to tear out the first pass of Grandview Lake and on Friday to tear out the second pass of all four other streets. Those will get poured back the following Monday and Tuesday. Then a week later, after that has cured, we will tear out the second pass of Grandview and we will be complete."
  • 7-26-22 - Sweetens is on-site doing preliminary cutting of slabs to be removed on Grandview Lake Drive.
  • 7-27-22 - Sweetens was set back from other work due to weather and are now planning to be on-site this Friday.
  • 8-1-22 - Sweetens was on Grandview Lake Drive removing selected slabs.  Pour of these slabs is anticipated through later this week with removal of second lane slabs of Rahning, Anton Place, and Alswell will fall in after that.
  • 8-2-22 - Sweetens is breaking, digging out, and prepping holes for pour of Grandview Lake Drive.
  • 8-3-22 - Sweetens is digging out on Rahning & Gravois Industrial.  They are rocking & grading on Alswell.  Weather pending, the pour crew should be on-site tomorrow to pour on Grandview Lake Drive and the other areas they can have ready after today.  Sweetens has approval on all, but a couple of holes on Grandview Lake Drive.
  • 8-4-22 - Sweetens was rained out in the morning.  They were on Grandview Lake Drive in the afternoon de-watering and re-preparing holes on this street.
  • 8-8-22 - Sweetens is on-site pouring second lane slabs on Anton Place.  They are de-watering, placing rock, and form on Gravois Industrial Court.
  • 8-9-22 - Sweetens is finishing pours Gravois Industrial Court and Rahning Rd. today.  
  • 8-22-22 - Sweetens is pouring out their remaining slabs on Grandview Forest Drive.

                                                                                   ANTICIPATED EVENTS

  • 8-31-22 - Completion of work.
Check back to this page daily for further updates regarding this project.

If you have specific questions about this project, Assistant City Engineer Wes Searcy can be reached at: