Paving & Pavement Preservation 2023

Below please find our 2023 Paving & Pavement Preservation Road Work List that shows the repair method scheduled on each road.  This list is provided for informational purposes only, is not all inclusive, and is subject to change. The actual work to be performed may deviate based on a number of factors, such as funding, environmental permitting, scheduling, etc.  All abutters will be contacted in advance of the work and will be provided additional details regarding the specific work on their street.  Please contact the DPW Engineering Division for any questions.

Road From To Repair Method
ANDOVER RD SALEM RD NEWPORT DR Crack Seal
APPLE ORCHARD DR (N) LEXINGTON FARMS WAY CUL DE SAC Reclamation + Sidewalk
APPLE ORCHARD DR (S) LEXINGTON FARMS WAY CUL DE SAC Reclamation + Sidewalk
BALDWIN RD PUTNEY CIR ALLEN RD Mill and Overlay + Sidewalk
BRICK KILN RD CHELMSFORD RD ALPINE ST Mill and Overlay
BUNKER ST FRIENDSHIP ST DEAD END Mill and Overlay
CADY ST MULCAHY LN FRIENDSHIP ST Mill and Overlay
CALL ST POLLARD ST ROGERS ST Overlay
CAMPBELL RD CONCORD RD PHR COMPLEX Fog Seal
CATHERINE AVE PATRICK AVE CHRISTINA AVE Microsurfacing w/Crack Seal + Sidewalk
CHELMSFORD RD BOSTON RD CHELMSFORD TL Mill and Overlay + Sidewalk
CONCORD RD PAGES CT MIDDLESEX TPK Fog Seal w/Crack Seal
COUNTRY LN LAKE ST FRIENDSHIP ST Reclamation
ED HAYES WAY GLAD VALLEY DR PHR COMPLEX Overlay
ELSIE AVE RIVER ST BRAEMORE RD Crack Seal
FENNER ST STEWART ST FRIENDSHIP ST Mill and Overlay
FRIENDSHIP ST MIDDLESEX TPK ROCKY LEDGE LN Mill and Overlay
FRIENDSHIP ST FENNER ST LEXINGTON RD Mill and Overlay
GLENDALE ST MCDONOUGH WAY DEAD END Overlay
GRAY ST HARVARD RD BRIDGE Crack Seal
INGERSOLL RD COUNTRY LN TERRY LN Mill and Overlay
KAME TER ROLLING HILL RD CUL DE SAC Microsurfacing w/Crack Seal
LAKE ST LEXINGTON RD MIDDLESEX TPK Mill and Overlay
LEXINGTON FARMS WAY LEXINGTON RD APPLE ORCHARD RD Reclamation + Sidewalk
MAVERICK CIR NILE ST NILE ST Cape Seal + Sidewalk
MCDONOUGH WAY MYRTLE ST WEDGEMERE ST Mill and Overlay
MYRTLE ST CALL ST MCDONOUGH WAY Mill and Overlay
NILE ST MAVERICK CIR CUL DE SAC Microsurfacing w/Crack Seal
PATRICK AVE MAVERICK CIR VALERIE AVE Microsurfacing w/Crack Seal + Sidewalk
PEACE ST LAKE ST DEAD END Mill and Overlay
PLENTY ST MULCAHY LN DEAD END Reclamation
PLENTY ST (S) FRIENDSHIP ST DEAD END Reclamation
PLENTY ST (N) FRIENDSHIP ST DEAD END Mill and Overlay
POLLARD ST TREBLE COVE RD CALL ST Mill and Overlay
POND LN EXT LAKE ST FARDON ST Microsurfacing w/Crack Seal
PURCELL DR TUFTS LN CUL DE SAC Reclamation + Sidewalk
RHODES ST STEWART ST FRIENDSHIP ST Mill and Overlay
ROLLING HILL RD ALLEN RD CUL DE SAC Microsurfacing w/Crack Seal
SALEM RD CHARME RD BELMONT RD Fog Seal w/Crack Seal
SAVAGE AVE CHRISTINA AVE PATRICK AVE Microsurfacing w/Crack Seal + Sidewalk
SOUTH ST RHODES ST WEST DEAD END Reclamation
STEWART ST MIDDLESEX TPK PLENTY ST Reclamation
SWAN LN APOLLO AVE FRIENDSHIP ST Reclamation
TREBLE COVE RD BIAGIOTTI WAY BRIDGE ST Cold In-Place Recycling + New Sidewalk
TREBLE COVE RD BRIDGE ST OLD TREBLE COVE RD Fog Seal w/Crack Seal
TREBLE COVE RD OLD TREBLE COVE RD BOSTON RD Cold In-Place Recycling
TUFTS LN BOSTON RD PURCELL DR Reclamation + Sidewalk
TUFTS LN PURCELL DR DEAD END Reclamation
URBAN ST BALDWIN RD CUL DE SAC Mill and Overlay + Sidewalk
VALERIE AVE-01 COOK ST CHRISTINA AVE Microsurfacing w/Crack Seal + Sidewalk
WEDGEMERE ST MCDONOUGH WAY DEAD END Mill and Overlay

REPAVING METHODS

Pavement Reclamation:  This is a rehabilitation technique in which the entire existing asphalt pavement and a certain depth of the existing underlying materials are uniformly crushed, pulverized, or blended, resulting in a stabilized base course. The base course is then graded to provide a proper cross section and pitch, followed by paving.  Asphalt is then placed, in two layers, to a 4-inch depth. This technique is used typically on roadways where the distresses are significant or where grade adjustments are necessary. 

Milling and Overlay:  This is a rehabilitation technique in which the existing surface is milled (also called grinding or cold planing), followed by approximately 1 ½” layer of asphalt placement. The milling process will reshape the roadway, removing high points and will produce a relatively smooth, skid resistant surface.  Milling allows us to maintain reveal on existing curbing to remain, or at driveways, where elevation is key to maintaining proper drainage. This technique is used typically on roadways where the condition is still fairly good.

Leveling and Overlay:  This is a rehabilitation technique in which an initial layer of asphalt is placed directly onto the existing pavement to fill low spots in the pavement, and reshape the roadway, followed by approximately 1 ½” layer of asphalt placement.  Leveling is used in areas where we have more flexibility in elevations.  This technique is used typically on roadways where the condition is still fairly good.

PRESERVATION METHODS 

Pavement Preservation is a preventative maintenance treatment that extends the life of the road surface in an economical way, while minimizing the inconvenience to residents and the traveling public while the work is taking place.  Over the long-term, it is less expensive to maintain the road surface than to reconstruct it when it fails. These repair methods are further described below:

Fog Sealing:  A Fog Seal is a thin liquid layer applied to the surface of a paved road in relatively good condition. The intent of this treatment is to seal the pavement, rejuvenate and restore the wearing surface, and provide resistance to deterioration due to the weather and sun. After a Fog Seal, the cracks are sealed with a liquid asphalt sealer.  Fog Sealing typically requires minimal preparation, and only a few hours of road closure the day of the treatment.

Crack Sealing:  Crack Sealing is the placement of a sealant material into cracks of an existing pavement surface to prevent excess water and moisture from penetrating the asphalt. This is a preventative measure to keep the road from deteriorating further. Crack Sealing can be done as a standalone treatment or in conjunction with other treatments listed below.  The Crack Sealing treatment cools in minutes and does not require road closures.

Microsurfacing:  A Microsurfacing is a thin layer (3/8”) preventative maintenance treatment applied to an existing paved surface in two layers. This treatment adds a tough wearing coat that will seal and protect the existing pavement and give it a new friction course. Crack Sealing is applied to the pavement prior to Microsurfacing. Some of the cast iron structures in the street may be adjusted to final grade prior to application if deemed necessary. Minor patching and other pavement repairs are also done prior to installation of this treatment.

Cape Seal:  A complete Cape seal application is done in several steps.  First a full width coating of rubberized chip seal material is applied. The chip seal has a surface that can be driven on for a short time and it is rougher than standard asphalt. It has some loose chips. About a week after the chip seal, the roads will receive a microsurface coating. The finished microsurfaced road will be very similar to a standard paved surface. The “Cape Seal” term describes the complete multi-layer treatment.  Some of the cast iron structures in the street may be adjusted to final grade prior to application if deemed necessary. Minor patching and other pavement repairs are also done prior to installation of this treatment.

Cold In-Place Recycling:  Cold In-place Recycling (CIR) is a preservation technique for reusing the existing road material to create a new roadway surface. The old road is ground up, mixed with some additives, and immediately placed back down on the road. Additives are based off a specific mix design. After one to two weeks, a hot mix asphalt wearing surface will be put on top of the new road, making it look very similar to a typical paved surface. All structures (catch basins, manholes, and water and gas gates) will have to be reset for this treatment. CIR is a cost-effective, long-lasting, greener alternative to conventional maintenance and rehabilitation techniques.