Project Description

Resurfacing and preventive pavement maintenance on various county and township roads.


Glossary of Terms:

Pavement Planing:  Grinding or milling of asphalt surfaces to remove existing asphalt surface in preparation for a new asphalt (blacktop) surface.

Stress Absorbing Membrane Interlayer (SAMI): A polymer modified liquid asphalt product applied to an existing surface to control cracking before an asphalt overlay.

Pavement Repair:  Spot removal and replacement of damaged pavement.

Paving:  Generally an asphalt (blacktop) overlay.

Chip and Seal:  A layer of stone aggregate (chips) over a coat of liquid asphalt emulsion tar (seal).  Done as an intermediate step before an asphalt overlay in order to seal cracks in existing pavement before the overlay, or as a final surface course.

Microsurfacing:  A mixture of asphalt and other mineral fillers that is applied in liquid form to existing pavement surfaces.  Seals cracks and provides a hard surface.  Requires closure of the road for approximately 2 hour.

Full Depth Reclamation:  Reconstruction of a road base by pulverization and stabilization, followed by a new asphalt and/or chip seal surface.  Requires closure of the road to through traffic for 7-10 days with local traffic maintained.

Slurry Seal:  Similar to microsurfacing but with a different combination of liquid asphalt and mineral fillers.  Generally used for low traffic streets.  Requires closure of the street for approximately 4 hours.


Construction Updates

06-13-2014: 2014 Road Improvement Program to Begin Week of June 16

Work will begin the week of June 16 on pavement repairs and resurfacing on various county and township roads in Delaware County. The first phase of work will include pavement repairs on several different roads. A project schedule will be available on the project web page showing the dates when work is to be done. Be aware that weather delays may change the dates slightly.


Current Two-Week Construction Schedule


Road Closure Information

Traffic to be maintained in the work zones using flaggers and a minimum of 1-lane, 2-way operation. Brief closures may also be required.


Project Schedule

Design engineering: Fall 2013 to spring 2014

Right-of-way acquisition: None

Utility relocation: None

Construction: June to September 2014


Engineering Information

Construction documents prepared by the Delaware County Engineer’s Design Department.


Construction Information

The awarded contractor is The Shelly Company, Thornville, Ohio.


Estimated Project Cost

Total project cost = $6.4 million (includes all county and township work)