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2014 Street Mill and Overlay Projects

A “mill and overlay” is a street maintenance technique that requires the removal of the top layer (2 inches) of a street by the grinding action of a large milling machine. After the top layer is removed, a new layer of pavement is put in its place.

The entire mill and overlay process typically takes two to three days depending on the width of the roadway and traffic conditions.

Parking is restricted in the immediate area of the work; restriction signs are posted at least 24 hours prior to work starting.

The following arterial (major) street segments were milled and overlayed, or repaved, in September and October of 2014.

  • Fairview Avenue: Shields to Summit * Complete
  • Grand Avenue: 35E to 7th Street * Complete
  • Exchange: Sherman to Chestnut * Complete
  • Hamline Avenue: University to Selby * Complete
  • Hamline Avenue: Portland to Grand * Complete
  • Hamline Avenue: St. Clair to Randolph * Complete
  • Johnson Parkway: Minnehaha to I94 * Complete
  • Lafayette Road: 7th to Grove * Complete
  • Rice Street to 12th: University to Wabasha/St. Peter * Complete
  • Wabasha Street: 6th to 11th * Complete
  • Wheelock Parkway: Edgerton to Arcade * Complete
  • Cretin Avenue: I94 to Marshall * Complete
  • Cretin Avenue: Summit to Hartford * Complete
  • Eustis Street: 280 off ramp to I94 on ramp * Complete
  • 11th Street: St. Peter to Jackson * Complete
  • Cretin Ave: Hartford to Ford * Complete

2014 Mill and Overlay Projects Completed by Ramsey County
  • Dale Street: Arlington to Larpenteur
  • Edgcumbe Road: TH 5 to Saint Paul Road
  • Jackson Street: Acker to Rose
  • Johnson Parkway: Minnehaha to Phalen
  • Larpenteur Avenue: Rice to Jackson
  • Lexington Avenue: University to Orchard
  • Marshall Avenue: Snelling to Lexington

More Information about the Mill and Overlay Process

The “milling” portion of the project typically takes one to two days. After the milling is completed, the “overlay” is placed in one to two days depending on the width of the roadway and traffic conditions.

Before the new pavement is placed, the surface of the newly milled pavement is covered with a liquid asphalt tack coat to bond the old and new pavements. Afterwards, a new asphalt overlay is placed at a depth of 1 ½” using a machine called a paver. Hot asphalt (350 degrees F) is brought in by trucks from the City’s Asphalt Plant. Each truck carries approximately 10 tons per load and overlay crews can quickly lay 600 to 1000 tons of asphalt per day.

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