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Public Works (Road Work & Traffic)

Posted on: September 9, 2013

[ARCHIVED] Microsurfacing Projects

The City of Pasco will be conducting some microsurfacing projects this week:

On Tuesday, September 10th, paving crews will be working in the area of Railroad Avenue and Industrial Way beginning at 8 am. One-way traffic will be maintained, so please expect some short delays. On Wednesday the 11th (and possibly Thursday the 12th), also beginning at 8 am, crews will be on North 4th Avenue between I-182 and Court Street, with two way traffic maintained, however, please expect some congestion and/or delays.

As part of the City’s pavement management program, microsurfacing provides a new top surface for streets while protecting the undersurface from further deterioration. Because microsurface applications result in a coating that is about ¼ of the thickness (1/2” vs. 2”) of a typical asphalt overlay, the cost savings are significant (microsurfacing costs as little as 20% of the cost of an overlay). Also, the road or street section performs better as more frequent new top surface coats are applied over its lifetime.

With microsurfacing, pavement is treated with a mixture of asphalt and sand or fine aggregate. The new coating may look dull and perhaps be less smooth than a new overlay; however, microsurfacing will be effective in improving the driving surface and prolonging the life of the pavement for significant savings.

Up to date information regarding further traffic revisions will be posted on the City of Pasco website at Please call the City of Pasco Engineering Office at 545-3444 if you have any questions.

The City of Pasco strives to continue improving the quality of community life in Pasco.

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