TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) - Topeka streets are currently undergoing microsurfacing in order to keep them in good condition for an extra five years.
Microsurfacing is a new part of the pavement management plan and is being funded by the half-cent sales tax.
Microsurfacing is protective roadway coating made of asphalt oil, water and finely crushed rocks and sand. Keith Duncan is a project engineer for the city and he says it's about a third of the cost of a traditional resurfacing.
"This technique costs us overall about $4 a square yard," Duncan said. "For a mill and overlay project, we might looking around $12 a square yard."
It takes about an hour to complete and streets are open to drive on about thirty minutes afterwards.
Only streets in fair to good condition will be microsurfaced.
To find out more about the project and the streets that are included, you can visit the City of Topeka's website.
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