More resurface projects expected this spring and summer

Construction season is right around the corner, and the city of Lafayette is adding a few new projects to its list this year.

Posted: Apr 10, 2018 4:25 PM
Updated: Apr 10, 2018 4:26 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Construction season is right around the corner, and the city of Lafayette is adding a few new projects to its list this year. 

If you live in Indiana, chances are you've driven on your fair share of rough roads. Andrew De La Paz certainly has.


"It is spring time and there are potholes everywhere and you've gotta swerve or you just got to hit them and hope it doesn't break anything in your vehicle," said De La Paz. 

Fixing the roads is quickly becoming a priority. Lafayette City Engineer, Jeromy Grenard said fortunately the rough winter lines up with the completion of many large construction projects.

"Now we are going to start hitting resurfacing heavy again now that those projects are wrapping up," said Grenard. 

Roads in many communities across the state were affected by the longer than normal winter. That is one of the reasons you will notice more resurfacing work this coming spring and summer.

Lafayette City Engineer, Jeromy Grenard said he is still working to determine specific time lines.

Asphalt plants close for the winter and re-open depending on temperatures. This year, they opened April 2.

Grenard said roads do not usually have to close during resurface projects. 

"Resurface projects typically happen pretty quick, we go in and we mill off an inch and a half of the existing pavement and then we just put back an inch and a half of pavement and usually what we will do, is re-route traffic around the paving machines while it is occurring," said Grenanrd. 

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