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The Suburbanite
  • What's Going On, Summer paving schedule set for Green

  • Resurfacing of several roads in Green will soon be getting underway for the summer months. Several projects will be contracted out, others will be completed by Green maintenance workers.

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  • Resurfacing of several roads in Green will soon be getting underway for the summer months. Several projects will be contracted out, others will be completed by Green maintenance workers.
    Paving process
    Each road receives a new coat of asphalt. First the road is milled or swept clean and necessary pavement repairs are made. Next, a tack coat is applied before the asphalt is laid down. Depending on the amount of material milled, a second coat of asphalt is applied. Finally the road is striped and ready for traffic.
    Green Assistant Service Director Paul Oberdorfer said the amount of time it takes to complete a paving project depends on the length of the road along with other variables that determine how much work has to be done to a specific road.
    If a paving project is not     contracted out, then the city uses what is known as strip patching to repair a road. Strip patching saves money for the city as only several portions of a roadway receive asphalt on top of the existing pavement. Milling of the road is not done as a part of the strip-patching process.
    Paving schedule
    • Heckman from Mayfair to the east corporation line.
    • Shriver from Steese to Greensburg.
    • Mayfair from the railroad tracks to the south corporation line.
    • Arlington Road from Nimisila to south corporation line.
    “Strip patching will be done on state Route 619, Mayfair, Provens, Raber, South Main and possibly Beachnut,” said Green Service Director Randy Monteith.
    Also, the top coat of asphalt will be applied to Arlington Road from September Drive to the north corporation line. This paving will occur in late June or early July.
    Stay updated
    Updates on road projects can be found by visiting the city's website www.cityofgreen.org or on the city’s Facebook page. Residents also can sign up for email newsletters to receive the very latest on any road construction projects in Green.
    Do you ask “What is going on?” Email your questions to Eric Poston at suburbanite@thesuburbanite.com