Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Update on Street Resurfacing in SHX and Surrounding Neighborhoods (1/13/15)

The City has advised that it has started the street resurfacing project east of our neighborhood and is moving west (reaching SHX last in this overall project).  There is no date projected to actually reach our neighborhood, but I think the month of February is still likely (see the immediately preceding blog entry, here).

The City will post door hangers one week prior to prior to the start of the process (milling) on particular streets.  The door hangers will be in the format which can be reviewed here.  The key information on the door hanger will be:
Attention: Property Owner / Resident 
The City of Houston will be resurfacing the streets in your area between the following dates: 
________________ and _______________ 
We are requesting that during our work hours Monday thru Saturday from 7:00am to 4:30pm any vehicles that are normally parked on the street be parked either in driveways or elsewhere. 
Street resurfacing is conducted in two phases: 1. Removal (milling) old asphalt 2. Placing new asphalt. Phase 2 includes spraying tack oil (black tar) to help the new asphalt bond to the milled surface. Tack oil can stick to your vehicle, tires and stain your driveway if you drive through it before the new asphalt is placed. Please observe the signs posted that read “FRESH OIL” and avoid those areas during this phase of the project. 
Overlay is not designed to improve or correct drainage issues; it is used to preserve and prolong the life of the road base and provide a smoother riding surface. 
If you have any comments or questions regarding the work, please call 713-843-5483 or email SDD@houstontx.gov A representative from the Overlay Section will contact you.
We apologize for any inconvenience this project may cause and ask for your patience as we work to finish in a timely manner. 
Thank you for your cooperation and patience.
The City also advises that:  1 day prior to milling or overlay No Parking Signs and Traffic Cones are placed on the street.  It is ok to park on a milled street where there are no signs/cones.

Also, please note from the description above the following in particular (apologize for being repetitive):
Tack oil can stick to your vehicle, tires and stain your driveway if you drive through it before the new asphalt is placed. Please observe the signs posted that read “FRESH OIL” and avoid those areas during this phase of the project.