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Parkersburg plans 2020 paving projects

PARKERSBURG — The 2020 municipal paving project is set to go the extra mile — about 27 of them actually — with the use of a process aimed at rejuvenating rather than resurfacing some streets.

The nearly $1.3 million project will see sections of Fairview and Camden avenues paved as well as a little more than 3 miles of less-heavily traveled roads, according to a release from Parkersburg Mayor Tom Joyce.

That will cover more than 6 miles of city streets. Past paving projects have averaged about nine-and-a-half miles, Joyce said, but this year a portion of the funding will go to an asphalt rejuvenation process to be applied across more than 30 miles of Parkersburg roads.

Joyce said this is an accepted pavement preservation technique that will extend the life of the treated asphalt by six or more years. City personnel visited sites where it has been used in Athens County and the City of Athens to gauge its effectiveness.

“We were just flabbergasted at how well it performed,” City Engineer Adam Stout said.

According to the release, the process is not a top coat sealing but uses a maltene-based solution that penetrates asphalt and restores binders that maintain the flexibility and durability of the material.

The paving project is divided between three contracts and three contractors.

The rejuvenation is being done by Pavement Technologies out of Westlake, Ohio, at a cost of $376,671.

Stout said he’d like this to be a part of the city’s paving process going forward, but the cost and amount of streets addressed likely won’t be as high in the future. The contractor recommends applying it to any asphalt three years old or newer, so they’re going over streets paved in the last three years.

“I want to applaud Public Works Director Everett Shears and City Engineer Adam Stout for their efforts to extend and maximize the funds dedicated to the resurfacing and preservation of our paved streets,” Joyce said. “The rejuvenation scheduled has proven effective in other cities and counties in the Mid-Ohio Valley, and we are hopeful this investment will provide for extended life of what is a significant annual investment for the City of Parkersburg, thus stretching our funds to allow for more rehabilitation of both asphalt- and concrete-surfaced roadways throughout the city.”

The rejuvenation process will be performed over 11 days beginning Tuesday, according to a schedule provided by the city. A list of affected streets can be found online at www.newsandsentinel.com.

A contract of $369,366 was awarded to Kelly Paving to resurface Camden Avenue from Wigal Street to Lubeck Avenue and Fairview Avenue from Cadillac Drive to Seventh Street. Stout said that work has not been scheduled, but he hopes it will be done in the next two weeks.

The last portion of the project is a $530,145 contract for West Virginia Paving.

Evan Bevins can be reached at ebevins@newsandsentinel.com.

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The planned milling and paving schedule for that work follows:

Monday, July 6 (prep and mill)

* George Street, Mary Street to Virginia Avenue (edge mill)

* William Street, Mary to Seventh Street (overlay)

* Laurel Street, Sixth to Camden Avenue (overlay)

* Eighth Avenue, Division to Neal Street (overlay)

* Tygart/Pike alley (overlay)

* Eighth Avenue, Broadway Avenue to Olive Street (overlay)

* Nicely Avenue, Sixth Avenue to dead end (overlay)

* Eighth Avenue, Virgil Street to dead end (overlay)

* Pickering Street, Edgelawn Street to First Avenue (overlay)

* Highland Place, Pennsylvania Avenue to Highland Road (edge mill)

* 16th Avenue, Crescent Street to Crescent Street (overlay)

* Ninth Avenue, Erie Street to Hillcrest Street (edge mill)

* Fourth Avenue, 2019 paving to Pickering Street (edge mill)

* Florida Street, Belmont Road to dead end (overlay)

* Hugh Street, Gihon Road to 27th Avenue (edge mill)

Tuesday, July 7 (pave)

* Pickering Street, Edgelawn Street to First Avenue

* Fourth Avenue, 2019 paving to Pickering Street

* Ninth Avenue, Erie Street to Hillcrest Street

* 16th Avenue, Crescent Street to Crescent Street

* Florida Street, Belmont Road to dead end

Wednesday, July 8 (pave)

* Hugh Street, Gihon Road to 27th Avenue

* Highland Place, Pennsylvania Avenue to Highland Road

* Eighth Avenue, Broadway Avenue to Olive Street

* Laurel Street, Sixth Avenue to Camden Avenue

Thursday, July 9 (pave)

* Tygart/Pike alley

* Eighth Avenue, Division to Neal Street

* Eighth Avenue, Virgil Street to dead end

* Nicely Avenue, Sixth Avenue to dead end

* William Street, Mary to Seventh Street

* George Street, Mary Street to Virginia Avenue

Friday, July 10 (mill and prep)

* 16th Street, Plum Street to Park Avenue (edge mill)

* Reed Street, Seventh to Worthington Street (edge mill)

* Sixth Street, Avery Street to dead end (edge mill)

* George Street, Mary Street to Virginia Avenue (edge mill)

Monday, July 13 (mill and prep)

* Willowbrook Drive, center section (overlay)

* Canterbury Drive, Canterbury to Oakridge Drive (edge mill)

* 43rd Street, Emerson Avenue to dead end (edge mill)

* Birch Street, 29th to 30th Street (overlay)

* McKinley Avenue, 28th to 29th Street (edge mill)

* Brooklyn Drive, 25th Street to dead end (edge mill)

* 25th Street, New York to Highland Avenue (overlay)

* 19th Street, Garfield to Murdoch Avenue (edge mill)

* Latrobe Street, 20th Street to Washington Avenue (edge mill)

* Gove Street, Lincoln Avenue to dead end (edge mill)

Tuesday, July 14 (pave)

* Willowbrook Drive, center section

* Canterbury Drive, Canterbury to Oakridge Drive

* 43rd Street, Emerson Avenue to dead end

* Birch Street, 29th to 30th Street

Wednesday July 15, (pave)

* 19th Street, Garfield to Murdoch Avenue

* Latrobe Street, 20th Street to Washington Avenue

* 16th Street (Plum Street-Park Avenue) (edge mill)

Thursday, July 16 (pave)

* 16th Street, Plum Street to Park Avenue

* Reed Street, Seventh to Worthington Street

* Gove Street, Lincoln Avenue to dead end

Friday, July 17 (pave)

* McKinley Avenue, 28th to 29th Street

* Brooklyn Drive, 25th Street to dead end

* 25th Street, New York to Highland Avenue

Monday, July 20 (pave)

* Sixth Street, Avery Street to dead end

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