Starting Friday, July 8, micro-surfacing work will begin on Taylor Drive, 55 Street, Ross Street and Spruce Drive.
Intermittent lane closures will occur as crews will begin line marking removal. Pre-treatment work and micro-surfacing will begin shortly after and will require rolling intersection closures at the various cross streets. Traffic delays are to be expected.
Work on Taylor Drive is expected to occur primarily on weekends with the other streets to be done on weekdays. This year’s micro-surfacing program is expected to take two to three weeks to complete.
Micro-surfacing is a road preservation treatment used to extend the life of a pavement anywhere from five to eight years, depending on the current condition of the pavement surface. Micro-surfacing provides a thin wearing surface on top of the existing asphalt that city roads are paved with. Micro-surfacing is installed quicker and is ready to drive on faster than traditional hot-mix asphalt.
Motorists will notice a rougher surface texture on a micro-surfaced road. This feature improves skid-resistance, but also tends to be noisier. Visit www.reddeer.ca/micro to learn more about micro-surfacing.
Drivers are encouraged to take alternate routes where possible and reminded to slow down when driving in construction zones and obey all signs. Pedestrians are reminded to cross only at designated crosswalks.
All road construction is weather dependent, and schedules may be subject to change. For information about road construction and closures visit www.reddeer.ca/roadclosures. Any impacts to transit routes are posted on the City website as construction nears and can be viewed at www.reddeer.ca/transitdisruptions.
For more information, contact:
The City of Red Deer