2018-07-11 / News

St. Rt. 66 Gets Microsurfaced


Pavement Maintenance company workers were busy Sunday, July 8, applying the microsurface coating to the southbound lane of St. Rt. 66. Workers wrapped up the job Sunday, and applied striping the following day.– photo by Michelle Pugh Pavement Maintenance company workers were busy Sunday, July 8, applying the microsurface coating to the southbound lane of St. Rt. 66. Workers wrapped up the job Sunday, and applied striping the following day.– photo by Michelle Pugh St. Rt. 66 from the Fulton Henry line to the Brush Creek bridge got a new, darker look over the weekend of July 6-8.

Pavement Maintenance, Imlay City, Mich., had the contract from the Ohio Department of Transportation to use a technique called microsurfacing on the highway.

Kelsie Hoagland, a public information specialist with the ODOT District 2 office in Bowling Green, said in microsurfacing, “a tough layer of asphalt emulsion is blended with fine crushed stone. That’s where we get traction.”

The Pavement Maintenance website says microsurfacing is designed to quickly return traffic to the road or lane that’s been resurfaced.

The material “provides a hard-wearing surface that seals and waterproofs the pavement.”

Hoagland said the project started Friday. The majority of work was done Sunday to take advantage of reduced traffic.

Striping the newly-coated highway was underway Monday, July 9.

St. Rt. 66 is one part of a two-part contract between ODOT and Pavement Maintenance. The company also is contracted to microsurface St. Rt. 108 from Henry County Rd. R to the Fulton- Henry County line.

The combined total cost for both portions of highway is $654,000.

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