MoDOT Resurfacing Project on US 65
The resurfacing of US 65 through Mercer, Grundy, Livingston and Carroll counties will continue at least through mid-August. MoDOT and their contractor, Vance Brothers, are doing the resurfacing to extend the life of the roadway. A preventative maintenance treatment consisting of a scrub seal over the existing pavement and then a micro-surfacing treatment are being applied. Both seal the old pavement and give the roadway a new driving surface. The scrub seal, an emulsified asphalt/aggregate seal, rejuvenates the road’s surface by filling and sealing cracks in the existing asphalt. The micro-surfacing that follows helps slow raveling and oxidation of the pavement, fills some ruts and minor surface irregularities, reduces water getting into the pavement, and improves surface friction.
MoDOT officials say, While it may look like a typical overlay, normally done with asphalt, it will not ride like one. Minor surface irregularities will benefit from the micro-surfacing, making the ride a little smoother, but not like an asphalt overlay.