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Resurfacing the roads in Dallas using a combination of Asphalt and Oil mixed with Concrete.

It began last week, at 3 in the morning, after the 100 plus temperatures dropped to the mid 90s.

The City of Dallas Streets department began to fill in all of the cracks of the roads near our home and then resurface the road with a combination mixture of oil, concrete and asphalt that is heated to a very high temperature and spread by several workers using large long handled trowels and they had to work very fast as the temperature of the mixture gets cooled down quickly thus making spreading more difficult.

Due to heavy traffic in our area , they have to do it in sections. It would actually be impossible for them to do this over the entire 6 lanes because of the number of vehicles so after several days they finally completely resurfaced the road.

Next, the city will have to re-stripe the street's 6 lanes. It will look a lot better once it is finished.

For more information from Wikipedia about asphalt, otherwise called asphalt/concrete paving


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MegL wrote on August 15, 2016, 2:43 AM

I never realised asphalt got concrete mixed with it. Glad it's not as hot over here, though it looks like today will be nice - sunshine outside. emoticon :grin:

lookatdesktop wrote on August 15, 2016, 1:13 PM

It's raining over here.

VinceSummers wrote on August 16, 2016, 3:04 PM

I never heard of combining those ingredients!