UDOT reminding people to stay off fresh concrete

As Logan’s 10th West (State Road 252) Reconstruction Project moves forward with concrete paving work, local residents and motorists are reminded to stay away from newly paved concrete until it has fully cured. This will save taxpayer dollars from being needlessly spent on doing work over again.

Concrete paving is now underway on Logan’s 2500 North and Utah Department of Transportation Manager Rod Terry reminds everyone that driving or walking on newly-placed concrete before it has adequately cured usually means that the work must be removed and done over again.

He says it takes up to seven days for new concrete to reach the levels of curing that will allow vehicles to drive on it. Terry says if a motorist happens to drive on it or someone decides to take a short cut across before sufficient curing time is achieved, the finish of the concrete is ruined and cracks are formed which will allow moisture to seep in and lead to the roadway’s premature deterioration.

Terry says those who willfully drive or walk on newly placed concrete could be liable for the cost to replace it.

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