Wichita Falls, TX
- Tuesday City Councilors voted to award the bid and contract for the 2015 Micro-surfacing Project to Intermountain Slurrly Seal, Inc., a Lewisville contractor.
The project will fund $62,730.50 in street improvements.
City officials said the first resurfacing project will take place on South Rosewood Avenue from Walnut to East Scott Street and on Harrison Street from Speedway Avenue to Harrison Street.
Every four years, Wichita Falls Public Works Director Russell Schrieber said his department goes out to inspect and rank city streets based on infrastructure improvements.
"We try to focus our dollars on worst case conditions. In some cases they're streets that are beyond repair, where they're going to be complete total tear down rebuild from the base up," said Schrieber.
Streets with high volume traffic areas in the city often take the most beating.
“Just normal wear and tear, what every roadway or municipality roadways go through,” said Schrieber.
The maintenance projects will focus on extending the life of streets.
"Rather than the traditional mill and overlay, where we mill off the top two inches of asphalt and replace it with two inches of new asphalt, this is a thin asphalt layer that has aggregate in it and it just basically seals the street," said Schrieber.
This new alternative of street repairs is quicker, causes less traffic interruptions and saves the city thousands of dollars.
The city does not have a start date for this project but said the next steps are sending off paperwork to the contractor.
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