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Road Resurfacing

While resurfacing will mean better quality roads, it doesn't happen overnight.
There are several steps that need to take place before a new road is complete.


The Nine Steps to Road Resurfacing

Step 1: Prep Work

Paint is used to identify sections of concrete which need to be replaced, as well as underground utility locations.
 Worker doing locates

Step 2: Removal

Damaged concrete is removed and the area is prepped for the new concrete.
 Removing old road

Step 3: New Concrete

Forms are setup so the new concrete can be poured.
 Sidewalk installation

Step 4: Sub drain (if required)

A trench is dug just in front of the curb and a drainage pipe is installed.

This is only done on roads that do not have existing sub drains.
 Installing the subdrain

Step 5: Milling

The old pavement surface is ground using a milling machine. This process usually takes one day.

Parking restrictions will be in place during this time.

 Milling the road

Step 6: Adjust Appurtenances

Manholes and Catch Basins are raised to match the same level as the new pavement.
 Worker adjusting the road

Step 7: Tack Coat

An oil product is applied prior to paving. The oil helps the new asphalt pavement stick.
 Spray tar

Step 8: Paving

A layer of new asphalt is applied. Sometimes more than one layer of pavement may be required to make the pavement level with the gutter.
 Paving

Step 9: Reinstatements

Damaged driveways are repaired and topsoil and sod are placed.

The area is cleaned up, and construction signs and barricades are removed.
 Worker installing sod

Time to Complete Road Resurfacing

Timelines for completing each step in the road resurfacing process will vary depending on the streets involved.

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