Main Street Resurfacing
The Main Street Resurfacing Project, which includes resurfacing approximately 4,500
linear feet of Main Street from the College/Beattie intersection to the Augusta/River
intersection, began Sunday, August 24 and was completed on September 24, ahead of projected schedule.
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The Main Street Resurfacing Project was part of the City’s Capital Improvement Program.
The purpose of the project is to sustain the usable life of the road by improving
the surface condition and rideability for motorists and to provide a safer walking
surface for pedestrians in crosswalks and parking spaces.
More About The Project
Resurfacing is the process of placing an asphalt overlay on a roadway. Typically,
the first step of the resurfacing process is milling or grinding away the old surface.
The milled street will have a rough surface, so drivers, cyclists and pedestrians
should use caution, especially near protruding manhole covers. Unless delayed by
weather, paving occurs within a day or two of the milling and is done in the following
- Application of a sticky layer called the tack coat, which helps the asphalt adhere
to the roadway
- A new layer of asphalt is laid down on the pavement with paving machines
- Rollers will follow the paving equipment
Some work may remain after the paving, including clean-up and application of pavement
markings (i.e. restriping lanes, parking spaces, stop bars at intersections, etc.).
A resurfaced street can be driven on as soon as construction crews re-open the roadway.
Be Safe Around Resurfacing Projects
- Slow down when driving through or near any road construction site.
- Be alert for equipment, construction workers and law enforcement officers.
- Stay out of designated work areas when walking down the sidewalk.