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FACT #78

Perpetual Pavements

When a Perpetual Pavement needs rehabilitation, road crews mill off the top layer for recycling, then put a new surface on the road.

Everything can be done overnight, without inconveniencing commuters. Asphalt work can be planned so that the crews work in off-peak periods only. This means that folks may drive home from work on a Tuesday night, then find a brand-new, smooth pavement when they drive to work Wednesday morning – and they’ve never even seen an orange barrel! Only with asphalt can a “stealth contractor” give the traveling public a great new pavement, literally overnight.

Watch this night paving video below courtesy of PAIKY (Plantmix Asphalt Industry of Kentucky).