Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Maintenance

Pothole Reporting

Pothole Reporting

If you would like to help us by reporting a pothole that needs repair, or any other street maintenance issue, you can contact the City of Eagan through the Citizen Support Center. Please provide:

  • Specific location information: When possible, please provide a specific street address (ex. "It is in front of 2122 Duckwood Drive.") Alternatively, you can give us the street name as well as the cross street. (For example: “On Duckwood Drive between Denmark Avenue and Widgeon Way” or “At the intersection of Duckwood Drive and Denmark Avenue.”)
  • A description of the pothole or pavement condition.

You can also call the Maintenance Facility to report a pothole or street maintenance issue Monday through Friday, between 7:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. at (651) 675-5300.

PLEASE NOTE! Some Eagan roads fall under the responsibility of either Dakota County or MnDOT:

Lone Oak Road, Cliff Road, Pilot Knob Road, Yankee Doodle Road, Lexington Avenue and Diffley Road are the responsibility of the Dakota County Transportation Department. Potholes and street maintenance issues on these roads should be directed to (952) 891-7900.

Highway 13, Highway 149, Highway 3, Highway 55, Interstate 35-E, Interstate 494 and Cedar Ave. Freeway (Highway 77) are the responsibility of the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Potholes and street maintenance issues on these highways should be directed to the MnDOT Information Center at (651) 582-1550.

View a map of all Dakota County roads and State Highways in Eagan.

 



Cracksealing

Cracksealing

The City of Eagan integrates many preventive maintenance strategies in our pavement preservation program.  Cracksealing is the method used to seal cracks in pavement surfaces helping to prevent moisture from infiltrating the pavement structure.  Moisture in the pavement structure weakens the structural subsurface layers and is a primary cause of pavement deterioration.  Cracksealing is very effective at prolonging the pavement life.

For additional information, see our Common Questions and Answers.

Questions or concerns can be directed to the Eagan Maintenance Facility (651) 675-5300.


Fog Sealing

Fog Sealing (Cul-de-sacs)

What is it? The process of applying a street surface sealant to the circle area of cul-de-sacs, making them look like new again. This maintenance is necessary to minimize the historical problems associated with high volumes of turning movements known in cul de sacs. When cul-de-sacs are fog sealed, the main portion of the street is generally sealcoated the same summer.

A black colored asphalt emulsion is used in an effort to continue to provide fiscally responsible and timely maintenance of our streets. Historically, the City applied sealcoat/chip seal sealants (asphalt emulsion followed by a layer of rock) to the circle areas of cul-de-sacs. In 2006, the City discontinued this process due to negative feedback from residents concerned about “tearing” of the surface (chip seal damage) during hot summer days where major turning movements occurred. The tearing would result in sticky loose rocks, asphalt residue and chips being exposed and tracked into driveways and homes.

Process: Fog sealing is a highly weather dependent procedure (street surface must be completely dry) so please refrain from using sprinklers or watering yards near the street until the fogseal has cured.

 “No Parking” signs will be placed in advance to the work.  At this point, please remove vehicles from the cul-de-sac circle and park away from the circle entrance. When work begins, cones will block the cul-de-sac entrance. Once the surface is completely dry, work can begin as early as 7:00 a.m.

After the fog seal product is applied, the emulsion will take time to “cure”. Depending on the temp during that day, whether it is a shady area or not, if there is a sudden rain, etc. residents will need to stay off these streets from 3 to as much as 6 hours (perhaps even overnight). Parking may occur on streets immediately adjacent to cul-de-sacs during the interim. Once the fog seal has “cured”, the temporary cones/barriers will be removed.

We will make every attempt to schedule the work for Monday-Thursday to avoid conflicts with graduation parties or garage sales.

For additional information, see our Common Questions and Answers.

Questions or concerns can be directed to the Eagan Maintenance Facility (651) 675-5300.



Sealcoating

Sealcoating

What is it? The process of sweeping the street, spraying an application of asphalt emulsion, and spreading a coat of small rock chips on it. It is a necessary maintenance procedure that lengthens the life of the street and protects our initial investment. As a result of sealcoating, the street surface will be sealed against this climate's worst adversary...moisture. Just as important, it will provide better traction for safety and be more attractive, too.

Process: The entire sealcoating process takes approximately 5 days to complete. It is a highly weather dependent procedure (street surface must be completely dry) so please refrain from using sprinklers or watering yards near the street until the sealcoat has cured.

“No Parking” signs will be placed in advance of the work. At this point, please park all vehicles off the designated public street segments. This is a necessary inconvenience that allows the contractor to perform a better job and eliminates any chance of damage to your vehicle.

After the sealcoat has been applied, you can drive on the new surface immediately but the fresh asphalt surface must be allowed to cure out and adhere to the old for at least 72 hours. Special care should be taken during the first 24 hours. Slow, conservative driving over the first few days will help toughen and smooth the new surface. Fast stops and starts, and sharp turning or driveway maneuvering can mar the fresh sealcoat and expose the sticky tar undercoating. The help of residents and the driving public is essential. Your cooperation and observance of parking restrictions will add to the quality of work.

Excess small rock will be swept up and removed within 1-2 weeks.

For additional information, see our Common Questions and Answers.

Questions or concerns can be directed to the Eagan Maintenance Facility (651) 675-5300.

Street Sweeping

Street Sweeping

Since 1992, the City has swept streets in priority watersheds to benefit lake water quality. Street sweeping helps keep debris and nutrients out of lakes and ponds. About four times per year, the city collects debris in the spring and fall on approximately 35 miles of streets near selected waterbodies (Water Quality Sweeping Map).

For additional information, see our Common Questions and Answers.

Questions or concerns can be directed to the Eagan Maintenance Facility (651) 675-5300.