The overlay process is underway at the intersection of 18th Street and University.
The intersection is open for north and south traffic only at this time and flaggers are assisting with traffic flow.
The overlay process is the second step in the two-part process, “mill and overlay.”
After a layer of existing asphalt is removed through milling, tack oil is applied. This is followed by a paving fabric that helps prevent cracks from reflecting to the top surface and provides additional stability.
A surface layer of new asphalt is then paved overtop.
The overlay process for the intersection is scheduled to be complete today while the overlay process for the remainder of 18th will proceed throughout the rest of this week.To view ongoing construction areas, please visit the 2020 Construction Map: https://bit.ly/Construction2020