How much does it cost?
There are 4 types of pavement maintenance: routine patching, slurry seal coating, overlay, and reconstruction. The type of maintenance method used is determined by the pavement condition, drainage, traffic, economic considerations, future maintenance needs, as well as types of material and equipment available. Comparing the cost of each method will help you appreciate why we try to prolong the life of our streets and avoid reconstruction.

Routine patching: $2,000 - $7,500 per lane mile. This includes filling potholes, covering trenches for utility work, sealing cracks, and other miscellaneous repairs to preserve the life of the pavement.

Slurry seal coating: $15,000 - $25,000 per lane mile. A slurry seal coating is a very thin asphalt sand and oil emulsion (slurry) that seals pavement and slows its rate of deterioration.

Cape Seal: $50,000 - $75,000 per lane mile. Coarse layer of hot rubberized oil embedded rock chips with a slurry seal on top of it.

Overlay: $100,000 - $300,000 per lane mile. An overlay places a new layer of pavement on top of the existing pavement and can extend a streets life by approximately 15 - 20 years.

Reconstruction: $500,000 - $1,000,000 per lane mile. Reconstruction involves removing the existing pavement and rebuilding an entirely new pavement section.

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