Newark roadways are getting a makeover.
The City of Newark’s annual pavement maintenance program began this week and will continue throughout the month of September.
Pavement overlay and patch paving projects — which include the replacement of damaged roadways — are being done on many city streets, according to city staff.
The patch paving depths can vary from 3 to 9 inches, “depending on the extent of damage,” said Soren Fajeau, senior civil engineer for the City of Newark.
"No Parking" signs will be placed on the streets 72 hours before projects begin in a designated area, according to the city's website.
After Labor Day weekend, pavement overlay will be placed over entire streets, resulting in the look of a new roadway, Fajeau added.
The city’s Slurry Seal Project will also begin next week. For that, a roadway is coated with a think layer of a mixture of asphalt, oil, water and rock to protect a street’s surface, Fajeau said.
When slurry seal is applied to the street, the roadway will be closed to traffic. Most streets scheduled to for slurry seal will have patch paving work the week before, Fajeau added.
Both projects are funded from gas taxes that can only be spent on transportation improvements, Fajeau said.
The costs are $630,000 for the patch paving and pavement overlay and $135,000 for the slurry seal project.
For a complete schedule of the projects, see the attached PDF above. For more information, click here to visit the city's website.