On Wednesday September 16th, the City’s contractor began asphalt milling operations on the Riverside Drive Rehabilitation Project. Asphalt millings are applied to gravel roads as part of regular maintenance to help alleviate dust and mud.
Recycling asphalt is cost-effective and is typically a very quick process. In this case, however, the asphalt material mined from Riverside Drive for reapplication on W Harrison Street, and a few connecting roads, was too large and additional labor-intensive work has been necessary.
City crews have been working steadily to refine the large asphalt pieces into appropriately sizedmilling and have had to haul away some of the larger chunks that simply cannot be broken down sufficiently.
An asphalt “cap” of finer material will be placed Wednesday, September 23rd.
Motorists are advised that the road surface will remain rough until the cap is placed. For this reason, the affected sections of road will remain open to local traffic only until the project is completed.