Resurfacing project to extend road's life

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Courtesy of the Associated Press

Sylvania Township has awarded D.G. Slurry Seal of Toledo with a contract to perform a micro-resurfacing project on a township road that is intended to extend its life.

“It’s locally owned, and local people will work with us on it,” Gregory Huffman, public works manager, told the township trustees before they awarded the contract Tuesday. The company’s projected cost was $17,949. Others submitted bids as high as $39,000.

The project, expected to begin in the fall, involves the resurfacing of the about half-mile stretch of Merriweather Road using a pavement preservation sealant containing a cement additive. In the past the township has used an emulsified seal agent, which did not contain the additive, to coat the asphalt pavement in an effort to preserve streets for several more years.

Mr. Huffman expects the new sealant to extend the streets’ life up to seven years. Typically a road's surface can last between 18 to 25 years depending on weather and the road's base. Micro-resurfacing is a tool the township uses to prevent water from filtering into the road, which can cause cracks in the winter cold.

If it's successful the township plans on using it on future micro-resurfacing projects. Traffic will be maintained during the resurfacing.

Contact Natalie Trusso Cafarello at: 419-206-0356 or .

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