PROVIDENCE – Starting Tuesday and running throughout most of July, various roads in Nibley, Providence, River Heights and Lewiston will temporarily close while they undergo a pavement preservation process.
According to Mark Beatty of Holbrook Asphalt, the company contracted to do the work, the roads will be treated with HA5, a surface treatment product designed to extend the life of pavements by preventing oxidation. Beatty said that HA5 is only used on roads already in good condition.
“The whole goal with this is to keep the good roads good and as a result it really lowers the cost of pavement (maintenance),” he said.
The road work will be done in pieces over the course of a few weeks.
“We don’t do those all in one day,” Beatty said. “We just break it down into smaller sections so that we try to be as unobtrusive as we can be.”
According to a notice released by Holbrook Asphalt, work will start at 7 a.m. and will last for about 24 hours. All cars on the road will need to be moved before work starts or they will be towed. Sprinklers need to be turned off and cars need to avoid driving on the roads during the process to avoid damage to the road. The notice states that those who cause damage will be responsible for repair costs, which range from $600 to $3,000.
Maps of the <a href=”http://www.nibleycity.com/images/Road_Closer.pdf” target=”_blank”>Nibley</a> and <a href=”http://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/458/road_maintenance_ha5.pdf” target=”_blank”>Providence</a> work schedules can be found on the city websites.