Friday, May 13, 2011
What's up with SH 124?
Our district is rebuilding the highway by removing (milling) the surface in preparation of resurfacing it. However, the question many of you have is when will the project be completed. After all, it's been "milled" for several weeks and it doesn't appear to being going anywhere.
Resurfacing a highway is a matter of the right temperatures, the right weather, at the right time, for a certain period of time. In other words, it's about time and temperature.
Yes, we've had really good weather for quite a few weeks. However, sunshine is just part of the equation. What's just as important is the right temperatures for a long period of time. Placing asphalt when the temperature isn't constant means major problems "down the road". It eventually crumbles and comes apart putting you and workers back to square one.
With temperatures getting warmer for longer periods of time, workers will soon get to work resurfacing. While we can't say exactly when, it appears it might be just a matter of a week or so. Let's just keep our fingers crossed everything stays warm...and dry.