As part of DelDOT’s pavement and rehabilitation program, a number of roads will be microsurfaced.
As part of DelDOT’s pavement and rehabilitation program, each year a number of roads are selected for a process called microsurfacing. The contractor, Asphalt Paving Systems Inc., will be placing notices on the doors of the affected residences and businesses to advise them of the dates of lane closures.
The work will end on Friday, July 15, pending weather. Lane closures will occur from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday.
The following roads will be impacted in Kent County:Upper King Road between Route 13 and Main Street (Camden) Arthursville Road between Route 44/Everett’s Corner Road and Route 300/Sudlersville Road Arthursville Road between the Maryland State Line and Route 14/Everett’s Corner Road Barkers Landing Road between Main Street/Clapham Road and Ponderosa Drive Route 15/Canterbury Road between Route 14 and Route 12/Mid-State Road Northwest Front Street between North DuPont Boulevard and North Rehoboth Boulevard Route 1 between Dover Air Force Base and Exit 119 Ruritan Lane between limits east of Viola and Evens Road
When a road is first microsurfaced, it may present an initial rougher driver surface. This somewhat abrasive surface creates a more skid-resistant surface, thus increasing the safety of the road itself. However, as cars travel over the road, the stones and materials become compressed and smoother, ultimately resulting in a road surface that is nearly as smooth as traditional asphalt hot-mix overlay, but still course enough to improve skid resistance
The microsurfacing material is also being used to patch rutted roadways in Delaware. The material creates a smoother surface on the road without having to do a large scale and costly overlay project. In addition, this material can be used during nighttime hours and on roads with high traffic volumes.
Access to local residents and emergency response vehicles will be provided at all times.
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