The City Penticton announced it is testing out a new asphalt micro-surfacing technique on a neighbourhood in the City, which is intended to extend the life of the road by up to 10 years.
Residents living on MacCleave Avenue and Bracewell Drive have been notified of this work being undertaken this week, as well as the temporary road closures required.
“Although we haven’t used asphalt micro-surfacing in Penticton before, it has been used successfully in other communities,” said Scott Boyko, Roads & Drainage Supervisor. “We will monitor the results of this pilot project to determine whether it preserves the service life of the road, which would offer significant cost savings.”
Micro-surfacing is a mixture of polymer modified emulsified asphalt, mineral aggregate, mineral filler and water, which is applied as a thin layer over the existing asphalt surface. It’s quick to apply, increases skid resistance, colour contrast and surface restoration.
Work has started on MacCleave Avenue between Montreal to Columbia Streets. It will continue on Bracewell Drive from Carmi Avenue to Allison Street.
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