May 30, 2021 12:05 PM

Street surface maintenance continues this week in Salina

Posted May 30, 2021 12:05 PM

The City of Salina has announced that surface maintenance on some city streets will continue this week.

Tuesday through Saturday, APAC Shears of Salina will continue the city’s annual ultrathin bonded asphalt surface (UBAS) maintenance on the following streets for the City of Salina, weather permitting:

Residential streets will be closed to traffic between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. while the work is being completed.  Motorists should avoid work zones altogether or proceed with caution for the safety of the crews performing the work.

This type of preventative maintenance is fairly new to Salina but has been used to help extend the life of many roads around the State of Kansas.  It consists of a thin, coarse aggregate hot mix over a special asphalt membrane similar to a chip seal but placed in one pass with a spray paver.  The membrane prevents water intrusion and provides a superior bond to the old asphalt.  The overlay can disperse water quickly off the surface, which reduces roadway spray from vehicles and provides greater visibility and traction in wet weather.  UBAS has performed well for other cities and provides a good friction surface in wet weather.  UBAS can be installed quickly, and asserts a longer life-span (8-10 years) than micro-surfacing (6-7 years).

The $725,000 project is a major part of the City of Salina’s $4.7 million 2021 maintenance capital improvement program.