Question: Can an asphalt overlay be placed over a roadway with an existing chip seal?
Answer: Placing an overlay on a road with an existing chip seal surface is not unusual and for some standard practice. The tack coat is the most important issue. Get it even, apply it at the correct rate, use the proper materials, make sure it is set and make sure the surface is clean and dry before you start. No problem. For more information, contact Scott Shuler, CSU Construction Management, Associate Professor, 720-289-2153, firstname.lastname@example.org
From White to Black – Town of Castle Rock Reconstructs Several Concrete Streets in Asphalt Plum Creek Parkway, Woodlands Blvd., and Cherry Plum Way are getting a facelift this summer in the Town of Castle Rock. Sections of all three concrete streets placed in the mid 1980’s are now being reconstructed using asphalt pavement. The section of Plum Creek Parkway (see adjacent photo) is near the Douglas County Fairgrounds and was paved by CAPA Member Brannan Sand & Gravel. The other two streets are being paved by Schmidt Construction.