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Seal coating is relatively new to the City of Red Wing although it has been utilized in other communities for many years. 2018 is the first year in at least 20 years that the city has used Seal Coating on our streets. Because of how new Seal Coating is to the city, we are currently evaluating the effectiveness and construction process for seal coats to determine how widely used seal coats will be in the city. At this time, we anticipate having an annual seal coat project each year for the foreseeable future depending on the results of the 2018 project.Because Seal Coats are more effective as preventative maintenance, seal coat projects are generally scheduled prior to observable issues on the pavement surface. If the 2018 Seal Coat project is successful, the city will be developing a comprehensive Seal Coat program for future years. At this time, however, the city does not have any specific projects in development beyond 2018.
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An FDR consists of removing all of the pavement on a street, correcting any poor soils below the pavement, and replacing with new pavement. This process usually happens in 7 steps as shown below.
Generally, you will be able to get in and out of your driveway at all times except for the following times:
FDR projects are one component of the city's comprehensive pavement management program. Pavement surfaces tend to wear out much faster than the other components of a street (such as curbs, sidewalks, and utilities) due to the impacts of heavy vehicles. FDR projects are generally reserved for when a pavement surface degrades to the point where a less costly maintenance project (such as a mill and overlay or a chip seal) will not be effective in preserving the pavement.
Unfortunately, due to the amount of paving work associated with FDR projects (about 3 times the amount of pavement material as a mill and overlay) FDR projects are much more costly than other types of maintenance projects. Due to the costs of FDR projects, they are generally reserved only for pavement surfaces that are too deteriorated for a Mill and Overlay or a chip seal to be effective.
Generally, FDR projects are considered when “alligator” cracking starts showing up, major potholes are consistently forming, and / or the edges of the pavement surface are flaking off. These are signs that the entire depth of the pavement surface is reaching its limit.
Parking will be limited at times during an FDR project so that the contractor can complete the work effectively. "No Parking" signs will be posted at least 48 hours in advance of parking restrictions going into effect. When the parking restrictions are in effect, vehicles still parked in the construction area may be subjected to ticketing and / or towing. We will try to contact the vehicle owner(s) if we find any vehicles still parked on the street during parking restrictions.Parking restrictions may be posted for the following work:
FDR projects in the City of Red Wing are usually paid for using dedicated street maintenance funding from city property taxes. For certain higher-volume streets, State Aid funding from the State of Minnesota is used to supplement the regular maintenance funding.The City of Red Wing currently does not assess for FDR or other pavement surface maintenance projects.
The city generally has an FDR project of varying size and scope every other year (or more frequently depending on the need). Typically, city staff meets in the fall of each year to review pavement management data and budget information and take "field trips" to look at each candidate street. The city usually only plans these projects a year or two in advance, but sometimes with bigger FDR projects the city will plan 3 years or more in the future in order to secure the needed funding to complete the projects.
Seal Coat projects in the City of Red Wing are usually paid for using dedicated street maintenance funding from city property taxes. For certain higher-volume streets, State Aid funding from the State of Minnesota is used to supplement the regular maintenance funding.
The City of Red Wing currently does not assess for Seal Coat or other pavement surface maintenance projects.