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Posted on: July 9, 2021

The Villages Pavement Preservation Microsurfacing Project

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High-performance microsurfacing consists of granite aggregate and polymerized asphalt emulsion that acts as a protective layer for the underlying asphalt pavement. The finish will be highly durable and an aesthetically improvement to the current condition.

While major inconveniences are not anticipated, there are things that you can do to help make this maintenance work go smoothly. Directly after paving and for a few days after that, try to limit turning your wheels on the new surface while not in motion. Make sure no cars, trucks, golf carts, etc., are parked on or near the roadway between the hours of 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM. Turn off all irrigation systems for the day, starting the night before work commences. Sumter County's contractor will provide one week's notice to all the affected homeowners followed by a 24-hour notice. We thank you for your help on this important project and appreciate the opportunity to provide this service.

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. What is pavement preservation?

Pavement preservation is a classification of processes/products designed to extend the life of the existing pavement for a fraction of the cost of traditional paving methods.

2. What is Microsurfacing?

Microsurfacing is a nationally used and Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) approved pavement preservation treatment. Microsurfacing extends the life of the pavement by 8-12 years.

3. How many layers will you apply for microsurfacing?

Microsurfacing is placed in two layers that are applied to extend the life of the existing asphalt pavement. The first layer typically looks like a large patch job, but its function is to fill any low-lying areas and create a smooth surface. The second layer and final layer provides the structural reinforcement similar to a newly resurfaced road.

4. What is the curing time for the first layer of the microsurfacing application?

Curing time is the amount of time it takes from the start of the treatment to when the road can be re-opened to traffic, depending on various factors: the weather, humidity, sun exposure, and temperature. The first layer cures in approximately one hour.  It is important to remember that there will be a period of inconvenience during the application with this microsurfacing operation.

5. When can you drive over the application?

Typically, traffic can drive on the first layer within an hour of installation. On average, the second layer will be cured in two to four hours. The second and final layer takes longer to cure because it is thicker and provides the final surface. Please remember to follow all traffic control directions at all times.

6. Can you install both lifts on the same day?

Yes, both lifts of microsurfacing are planned to be installed on the same day.

7. What if the contractor cannot finish the second mircrosurfacing layer on the same day?

There are instances where the final layer cannot be installed on the same day because of weather, scheduling, time for the material to set up, or running out of time on a shift. We try our best to get both applications done on the same day, but there are times when it is not possible.

8. Will there be any bare spots after the first application of microsurfacing?

There will be many bare spots or strips along the curb. Because the first lift serves as a leveling course, the first lift intends to uplift low-lying areas to provide a smooth final lift.

9. What is the treatment being placed on the cul-de-sacs?

Microsurfacing for cul-de-sacs is applied to pavement surfaces in a single layer.

10. When can I drive over the cul-de-sac pavement treatment?

Cul-de-sacs treated with microsurfacing require three hours to cure.

Pavement Preservation Microsurfacing locations
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