LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - A new asphalt spray is helping the City of Lafayette save tens of thousands of dollars annually.
Known as Reclamite, the liquid absorbs into the pavement within a few minutes of application.
It will serve as a cost saving alternative to resurfacing roadways.
According to City Engineer Jeromy Grenard, the process will cut costs to about one-fifth of current resurfacing expenses.
Grenard said a typical road resurface lasts seven to ten years.
The new process adds an additional three to five years of roadway life when applied.
It can also be reapplied several times, ultimately cutting costs in the long run.
Grenard says the treatment will improve the quality of roadways around town.
"It will make it more flexible, more resistant to cracking and also repels water as well," said Grenard.
Crews plan begin treating roadways tomorrow, including newer pavement.
Grenard says this is to help keep newer roads in a better condition for longer.
Drivers should expect brief lane restrictions as crews treat the roadways.
Roadways listed for treatment are as follow:
- Sagamore Parkway from Teal Road to 900 N. of Greenbush
- South Street from 2nd Street to 31st Street
- Old Romney Road from US 52/Teal Road W. to Twyckenham Boulevard
- Beck Lane from Old US 231 to Sequoya Drive
- Brady Lane from 18th Street to Concord Road
- Greenbush Street from Erie Street to Elmwood Avenue
- Salem Street from bridge over 4th Street to Union Street
- Fannon Drive connector from Salem Street to 3rd Street
- 3rd Street from Columbia Street to North Street