The City of completed this year's pavement preservation efforts in early November This year's program included 70 road segments throughout the city. Maps and lists of the work can be found here.
The City uses two types of pavement preservation: Reclamite and C85. Reclamite uses emulsion made up of specific petroleum oils and resins. The rejuvenating process keeps the pavement flexible, so both cracking and road fatigue are reduced. It also seals the pavement from air and water, slowing the oxidation process and reducing the loss of small aggregate.
C85 is a restorative seal that is intended for asphalt that has deteriorated beyond the point that Reclamite alone is an effective treatment method for the surface. C85 is a petroleum-based emulsion product that is covered in lime screenings in order to mend the asphalt surface, sealing cracks and filling in voids. The product is designed to be kneaded into the surface by vehicular traffic once it has been applied. C85 is designed to maintain its flexibility over time, which helps to reduce cracking and weathering.
Staff install temporary “No Parking” signs the week of the work on each street. Parking restrictions will be in effect from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the dates specified on each sign. Once the pavement preservation is installed, driveway access on each street will be restricted for up to 30 minutes, unless there is an emergency.