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Reno, Nev., streets receive surface treatment.

Reno, Nev., is applying surface treatments to streets in many neighborhoods as a cost-effective way of extending their life and improving ride-ability until they can be scheduled for more extensive work. The treatment consists of applying a thin layer of a rock/oil mixture to the asphalt, which seals the street surface against intrusion by air and moisture.

More than 280 streets (approximately 65 miles) are scheduled for resurfacing this year. Work began in early May and is expected to be completed by the end of July.

The City Council approved an acceleration strategy in February to address the number of streets that need repair. The program will begin in 2009 and use a blended approach of double-mix surface treatments that extend pavement life by five to 10 years, reconstruction of streets in the poorest condition, and preventive maintenance. The three-year effort will put Reno's Neighborhood Streets Program nine years ahead of schedule.

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Author:Turner, Laura
Publication:Nation's Cities Weekly
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Date:Jun 30, 2008
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