Town announces schedule for upcoming pavement preservation

Published on September 24, 2020

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The Town of Oro Valley prides itself on maintaining its roads and pathways, and the Town’s Public Works Department has announced its fall 2020 pavement preservation schedule. The Town’s pavement management program is data driven and prioritizes which roads will receive treatment based on the pavement condition index (PCI). In Fiscal Year 2020/21, the Town budgeted $1.5 million for pavement preservation, which is funded with revenue the Town receives from Arizona’s Highway User Revenue Fund.

“The best way to lengthen a road’s lifespan is to regularly apply treatments to the roadway surface—in this case asphalt. One of the reasons Oro Valley has high-quality roads is our commitment to pavement preservation,” said Oro Valley Public Works Director and Town Engineer Paul Keesler.  “Thanks to the support of the Town Council, funding has been made available to take care of the Town’s roads.”

Arterial and collector road treatments
The Town will utilize two contractors applying two different treatments. The first is a tire rubber modified surface seal (TRMSS), which is a clay-stabilized emulsion modified with blended ground scrap tire rubber to seal and lock down loose aggregates in the roadway. This treatment will be used for arterial and collector roads. Sunland Asphalt will be performing this work.

The tentative dates for this treatment are Friday, September 25 through Thursday, October 1 at these locations:

  • Naranja Drive (Shannon Road to La Cholla Blvd.)
  • 1st Avenue (Tangerine Road to just south of Lambert Lane/1st Avenue intersection)
  • Tangerine Road (town limits to La Cañada Drive)

Following the treatment, these sections will be striped. Please plan ahead, observe posted traffic signs in these areas and yield to construction personnel in the area.

Subdivision streets

The second treatment is a fiberized reinforced micro-surfacing treatment, which will be used on subdivision streets prioritized by their PCI. VSS International will be performing this work. Tentative dates for this treatment are October 6 through October 30.

The contractor will be notifying subdivision property owners of the specific dates of pavement preservation in these areas, which include selected streets in the following subdivisions: Suffolk Hills, Northern Ave (Hardy Road to Cool Drive), Camino Cortaro, Lomas De Oro, Glover Road, Sun City Boulevard (Near Rancho Vistoso), Canyon Shadows; Desert Fairways Dr.; Rancho Vistoso NH 10 Sunset Ridge II, Moon Ridge and Rancho De Oro, Sunridge II, Tangerine Hills, Tangerine Meadows, Calle Buena Vista (Hardy Road to Linda Vista), Vistoso Commerce Loop Dr., Northern Avenue (Magee to Chapala and behind motel to Ina), W. Chapala Drive, Hardy Road (Loma Linda to Oracle Road and part of roundabout and 25 east to 250 east of Oracle Road), Copper Creek I - blocks A and B, Copper Creek I - PH 1, Copper Creek II – block C, Copper Creek II - blocks B, E and F, Diamond Key at Copper Creek, Copper Creek Drive and Silverleaf, N. Paseo del Norte.

For more information on pavement preservation, contact Civil Engineering Designer Mark Navarro at 520-300-1722.