Project will improve flood-damaged roads
As a protective measure, the Pasco County Public Works Department is resurfacing some County roads damaged by flooding over the past two years that are beginning to break down and lose the asphalt surface. County contractor Asphalt Paving Systems is performing this chip sealing work on various roads in the Holiday Hills, Cypress Knolls/Lakewood Ranches/Lakewood Villas/Richey Lakes, Bass Lake, Lake Worrell and Woodgate subdivisions.
The contractor started work Monday, April 24, 2017. All the resurfacing work is projected to be completed by the mid-June 2017.
The project consists of several steps, including:
- Cleaning the edge of the roads, if necessary (this can produce dusty conditions)
- Applying an asphalt-looking product to level the surface as much as possible
- Spraying liquid asphalt and spreading granite onto the road
- Pushing the rock into the liquid asphalt (left to cure for approximately one week)
- Fog sealing (coating with more liquid asphalt)
Residents are asked to drive slowly on these roads during the work, as there will be loose rocks on the road.
Without the chip sealing protective surface, the road base will become saturated during heavy rainfall and the roads may become impassable or have a severely reduced level of service for drivers traveling on them.