APPLE VALLEY – Road resurfacing will continue in the Town of Apple Valley this week in the area of Yucca Loma and Bear Valley Roads. In addition to the work in the above-mentioned area there will also be work done Jess Ranch Parkway, Pimlico and Reata Roads. Motorists should be prepared for the lane closures causing turning restrictions and temporary delays, Town officials said.
Measure I funds, which amounted to $2.3 million provided by the 2016-2017 pavement management project, as well as additional grants are funding the project.“Resurfacing a road is a fraction of the cost of repaving. We can preserve many more miles of road with the funding we receive by taking these preventative measures before a road deteriorates beyond repair,” said Town Engineer Brad Miller. “We have tackled several of our major arterial roads in the last few weeks, and have identified several neighborhoods that will soon receive similar treatment.”
Microsurfacing in comparison with freshly rolled asphalt is less expensive and takes less time because rather than removing and replacing the road surface, microsurfacing lays material over the existing roadway to provide the virtually the same fresh driving surface. “It isn’t as smooth as a new road, but it provides traction and can add anywhere from 7 to 10 years of use for that roadway,” said Miller. “We understand the inconvenience the roadwork can cause for our residents and visitors. Our contractors try to minimize that with clear traffic controls and detour signs, when necessary.”
The interruption to motorists daily drive is shortened to only hours, while asphalt replacement can take weeks to finish. The new surface will be ready to be driven on only hours after it is complete, but temporary tabs will be in place to mark lanes and road boundaries since permanent stripping can not be done for up to 4 weeks after. Drivers are urged to drive with caution during this short wait that is essential to ensure a proper chemical bond between the asphalt and striping material
For additional information, contact the Engineering Department at (760) 240-7000 x7013 or visit www.AppleValley.org and click on the “Let Us Know” link at the top of any page.
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