The $4.75M (estimated) plan includes 30 streets in North Oakville at a cost of approximately $1,522,200, or 32 per cent of the overall budget for the year.
There are multiple levels of repair, which starts with filling cracks, then patching, followed by resurfacing and, eventually, rebuilding.
“What we’re trying to do is extend the life of a road by investing wisely,” said Dan Cozzi, Director of Engineering and Construction at the Town of Oakville. “We don’t wait for roads to fall apart to the point where we need to rebuild.
The high cost of the equipment required for milling a road (tearing up the top layers of asphalt before laying down the replacements) requires a streamlined process.
To check out the most up-to-date list of Oakville road resurfacing projects in your neighbourhood, visit http://www.oakville.ca/residents/road-resurfacing.html.
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