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2014 Mill and Overlay (Repaving) 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 will be milled and overlayed, or repaved, in September and October of 2014.

Beginning week of Sept. 8 and continuing through mid-October:
Fairview Avenue: Shields to Summit
Grand Avenue: 35E to 7th Street
Hamline Avenue: University to Selby
Hamline Avenue: Portland to Grand
Hamline Avenue: St. Clair to Randolph
Johnson Parkway: Minnehaha to I94
Lafayette Road: 7th to Grove
Rice Street to 12th: University to Wabasha/St. Peter
Wabasha Street: 6th to 7th
Wheelock Parkway: Edgerton to Arcade

Beginning week of Sept. 22 and continuing through mid-October:
Cretin Avenue: I94 to Marshall
Cretin Avenue: Summit to Ford Parkway
Eustis Street: 280 off ramp to I94 on ramp, including Franklin
11th Street: St. Peter to Jackson

2014 Mill and Overlay Projects to be Completed by Ramsey County
Schedule: Late July through mid-October
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 400 to 600 tons of asphalt per day.

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