Posted on Thursday October 26, 2017
The Town of Matthews today announced that Pavement Technologies will be applying a pavement preservation product to several roads in Matthews beginning Friday, October 27.
Matthews, NC - The Town of Matthews today announced that Pavement Technologies will be applying a pavement preservation product to several roads in Matthews beginning Friday, October 27. The affected residents will be notified by the contractor at least a day before the work begins on their section of the road. The work will take place in the following subdivisions: Windrow, The Heathers, Greylock and the rear section of Matthews Plantation, among other roads in Matthews.
The Town is continuing to use new pavement preservation techniques by applying a rejuvenator, called Reclamite, on various roads within Matthews. A rejuvenator is used on roads paved within the last 7 years to replace elements of pavement binder that have deteriorated during placement and over time due to ultraviolet rays from the sun, wet weather and other environmental exposure. Reclamite is very low cost, easily applied, and expected to add 3 to 5 years to the life of newer roads.
More about the Pavement Preservation Program:
Over the last several years, the Town of Matthews has been changing tactics on how the Town’s roadway system is maintained. The Town’s Public Works Department now places greater emphasis on keeping the roads in good condition rather than waiting until they are in very poor condition and then rebuilding them. This is a much more cost-effective use of taxpayer dollars.
Last year, the Town put down Reclamite in the Coachman Ridge and Sardis Mill neighborhoods. The Town followed the Sardis Mill rejuvenator treatment with a high-density mineral bond, called HA5, to protect the road from further environmental damage. HA5 is more expensive than the Reclamite, takes much longer to cure, but is expected to protect the roads on which it is applied for 5 to 7 additional years. Just last week, the Town applied a fog seal, GSB-88, in the Millstone Ridge neighborhood, which is used on medium-aged roads to help fill in micro cracks and protect the road from the environment and is expected to add an additional 3 to 5 years to the life of the roads.