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Repairs to Main Street in Lexington to Take Place Ahead of Barbeque Festival

Winston-Salem - Contractors with the N.C. Department of Transportation will begin nighttime work next month on a project to repair the deteriorating asphalt pavement on Main Street in Lexington prior to the annual Barbecue Festival this fall.     

"We appreciate the effort and attention that NCDOT is putting into this project," said Roger Jones, City of Lexington public services operations manager. Transportation officials recently completed their investigation of the asphalt resurfacing that was placed in the fall of 2015, and have determined that the problem resulted from:

  • An insufficient quantity of bonding material placed between the new asphalt and the micro-surfacing layer.

  • The amount of truck traffic on the south end of Main Street

Since the deterioration is most prevalent on the section of Main Street between West 10th Avenue and Grimes Boulevard, the next steps by the contractor will include milling off the top layers of asphalt and resurfacing this section with 1 1/2 inches of new asphalt. Isolated areas of deterioration on the remaining section will be milled and repaired at the same time.     

"The early deterioration of the pavement experienced in Lexington was not anticipated," said NCDOT Division Nine Engineer Pat Ivey. "Lessons learned from our experience in Lexington will certainly be used to improve future resurfacing projects."

"Work on this project is scheduled to begin in early September with all work being done at night to minimize interference with traffic in the area," said Division Nine Maintenance Engineer John Rhyne. Once work begins motorists should watch signs for construction information, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit.    

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4/16/2018 4:30 PM