Starting the day after Halloween, those driving around in High Point may need to take an alternate route while work crews do their thing.
On Wednesday, Nov. 1, Pavement Technology Inc., a City of High Point contractor, is set to begin treating more than 80 sections of asphalt with an “environmentally responsible and sustainable maltene-restoring” substance called Reclamite in an effort to extend the life of the pavement well into the future.
Reclamite, which is sprayed on asphalt and similar surfaces, is designed to hinder the aging process by penetrating well into the surface and reinforcing the binding agents.
It is said to hold up well against all types of weather – from the hot sun to ice-cold snow.
While working in High Point, Pavement Technology crews will install temporary “No Parking” signs and distribute notices to affected property owners. Those notices will include the specific dates of treatment as well as additional information.
This project is expected to take about three weeks from start to finish, so the city should have more durable streets in many places by the time December rolls around.
That timeline could be delayed by weather, but current forecasts, for the start of November at least. call for clear skies.
A list of the streets being treated, as well as an interactive map, can be found on the City’s website at www.highpointnc.gov/PavementMaintenance. The streets that have been chosen for preservation were paved between three and five years ago.
A list of frequently asked questions regarding the treatment process can also be found on the city’s pavement maintenance webpage.
For questions or concerns not addressed on that webpage, you can contact the City of High Point Street Maintenance Division at 336-883-3455.