Several Fairborn road construction projects starting in July


By Whitney Vickers - wvicker@aimmediamidwest.com



Submitted graphic A map of the upcoming road construction projects that are included in the 2017 street program.

Submitted graphic A map of the upcoming road construction projects that are included in the 2017 street program.


File photo Dayton Drive will experience a widening project in the coming weeks. Before the construction can begin, however, six utility poles must be moved to new locations.


Road construction items:

- Cape seal: a two-part process that first adds asphalt liquid and loose stone on the current road surface, then applies a microsurfacing treatment on top.

- Scrub seal treatment: a two-part process that first adds asphalt liquid with a squeegee and loose stone on the current road surface, then a microsurfacing treatment is applied.

- Mill and fill treatments (MF): one-to-three inches is ground up from the top of the roadway before one-to-three inches of normal surface asphalt is applied in one-to-two lifts. In some mill and fill treatment cases, smooth seal asphalt is applied to help seal out moisture.

- Cold In-Place Recycling topped with a hot asphalt mix (Cir + HMA): four-to-six inches of asphalt are ground up, mixed with new asphalt liquid, laid it back down and paved with normal asphalt on top.

- Full-depth reclamation (FDR): twelve inches of existing asphalt and stone base are ground and mixed up with new asphalt liquid or cement, laid it back down and paved normal asphalt on top.

- Reconstruction: all of the existing curbs, pavement and stone base are dug out and removed down to the dirt. Install All new pavement base, pavement, curbs, under drains and drive approaches are installed.

FAIRBORN — Fairborn motorists will take note of a number of road construction projects slated to begin in the coming weeks. Construction items, scheduled as part of the city’s 2017 street program, are aimed to wrap up in October.

This year’s street program determined that several local roadways will undergo cape seal treatment, while others will experience a scrub seal treatment, various “mill and fill” treatments, a cold in-place recycling topped with a cape seal treatment, full-depth reclamation and reconstruction.

Roads included in the 2016 street program will additionally undergo an asphalt rejuvenation treatment this month, which is a liquid that is sprayed onto the new roadway in order to extend the pavement life.

City Engineer Don O’Connor said that as asphalt is created, it is heated up to 300-degrees which burns off some of the binding power of the surface. The asphalt rejuvenation treatment serves as a solution. It is first sprayed onto the roadway in the form of a pink-colored liquid. At the same time the roadways receive this treatment, sand is spread onto the street to protect tires that will drive over the treated streets. Within a few days following the treatment, the sand is swept up.

The asphalt rejuvenation does not create the need to re-paint lines on the roadway. However, the treatment will dull the shine of the lines for a period of time. O’Connor said the original shine should return within a couple of months of treatment.

The Dayton Drive widening project is also nearing a start date. However, six utility poles must be moved to new locations before construction can officially begin. As the construction gets underway, westbound traffic will be detoured. O’Connor said the detour will “most likely” start at the beginning of the project and will last approximately two months.

Submitted graphic A map of the upcoming road construction projects that are included in the 2017 street program.
https://www.fairborndailyherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/50/2017/07/web1_2017streetmap.jpgSubmitted graphic A map of the upcoming road construction projects that are included in the 2017 street program.

File photo Dayton Drive will experience a widening project in the coming weeks. Before the construction can begin, however, six utility poles must be moved to new locations.
https://www.fairborndailyherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/50/2017/06/web1_daytondrive.jpgFile photo Dayton Drive will experience a widening project in the coming weeks. Before the construction can begin, however, six utility poles must be moved to new locations.

By Whitney Vickers

wvicker@aimmediamidwest.com

Road construction items:

Cape seal: a two-part process that first adds asphalt liquid and loose stone on the current road surface, then applies a microsurfacing treatment on top.

Scrub seal treatment: a two-part process that first adds asphalt liquid with a squeegee and loose stone on the current road surface, then a microsurfacing treatment is applied.

Mill and fill treatments (MF): one-to-three inches is ground up from the top of the roadway before one-to-three inches of normal surface asphalt is applied in one-to-two lifts. In some mill and fill treatment cases, smooth seal asphalt is applied to help seal out moisture.

Cold In-Place Recycling topped with a hot asphalt mix (Cir + HMA): four-to-six inches of asphalt are ground up, mixed with new asphalt liquid, laid it back down and paved with normal asphalt on top.

Full-depth reclamation (FDR): twelve inches of existing asphalt and stone base are ground and mixed up with new asphalt liquid or cement, laid it back down and paved normal asphalt on top.

Reconstruction: all of the existing curbs, pavement and stone base are dug out and removed down to the dirt. Install All new pavement base, pavement, curbs, under drains and drive approaches are installed.

Contact Whitney Vickers at 937-502-4532.

Contact Whitney Vickers at 937-502-4532.