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F31 West of Minburn Project Update - 8/7/17

Post Date:08/07/2017 3:33 PM

Excavation is complete from Minburn to the bridge over the North Raccoon River.  Manatt's plans to be done with their excavation west of the river this week.  The crushing operation started Friday and will continue through this week and into next.  By the end of today, they should be pretty close to the cemetery.  After today, the crushing operation will begin to pass homes along the project.  Once the crushing operation passes a home, that resident will only have access through Minburn until the crushing operation is on the west side of the river.  At their current pace, they may reach Lexington Road by Thursday morning, and may begin crushing on the west side of the river by Friday.  The crushing operation will expose old asphalt pavement that residents will be able to drive on temporarily to exit F31.

The next construction operation is base stabilization.  This will happen in a few steps, and is scheduled to begin as early as Thursday in Minburn.  The first step will be to grind up the exposed asphalt and mix it with the rock and soil underneath.  That mixed material will then be spread out to fill the trench that the excavation has made.  The spread material will be mixed again to incorporate portland cement to stabilize and strengthen the material.  Finally, after stabilization, the crushed concrete will be placed on the road as a base for the new asphalt pavement.

When these base stabilization operations are taking place on the east end of the project, the crushing operation may be taking place west of the river.  This will require that some residents use Lexington Road and 187th Road as a temporary detour route.  If there are questions about access to your home, please call our office at 515-993-4289.

Project Website - F31 Paving West of Minburn 

A map of this road closure, and other Dallas County Road Department Projects, can be found at Current Dallas County Road Closures

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Questions about this project may be directed to the Dallas County Road Department at 515-993-4289