Preventative maintenance will extend life of asphalt roadway
COVINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 5, 2023) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 6 Office announces a microsurface paving project on KY 16 (Pride Parkway) beginning Tuesday, Sept. 12.
Crews will be working on KY 16 from KY 3716 (Taylor Mill Road) (mile point 10.73) extending north to the south end of the I-275 overpass bridge (mile point 12.98). Work is scheduled to occur between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. Single lane closures will take place throughout the entirety of the project. One lane of traffic will remain open in each direction. Occasionally, crews may be required to stop traffic at an intersection for a short period of time.
Microsurface paving is a surface treatment designed to extend the life of asphalt roadway surfaces that are still in good condition. The new surface will protect and preserve pavement against road deterioration by providing better skid resistance, restricting moisture intrusion, reducing oxidation and raveling, and restoring the roadway profile and characteristics.
“This preventative maintenance project will extend the life of this section of KY 16 for years to come,” said Bob Yeager, Chief District Engineer of KYTC’s District 6 Office, “It comes at a fraction of the cost compared to a standard roadway resurfacing.”
The cost-saving microsurface paving project on KY 16 is one of many similar KYTC District 6 projects: U.S. 27 (Alexandria Pike) from Marl-Rich Lane to the intersection of KY 824/Race Track Road, KY 9 (AA Highway) north of I-275 ramps to Johns Hill Road and KY 17 north of the I-275 ramps.
The project has a completion date of Sept. 30, 2023.
The $692,730.99 project was awarded to Strawser Construction of Columbus, OH.