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Surface Asphalt on Bath Road to be Replaced Next Week

May 17, 2013 -

Starting next week, sections of Bath Road between Queen Mary Road and Centennial Drive will have the surface asphalt replaced.

Lane closures and traffic delays are anticipated. However, work will take place during off-peak travel times.  Access to businesses will be maintained at all times.

"The asphalt work on Bath Road is under warranty. This work is being completed at no cost to the City," says Mark Van Buren, Director of Engineering.

Bath Road's asphalt was tested in October of 2012 to follow-up on road work completed last spring. The asphalt showed signs of flushing and rutting – indicating early deterioration and a lifespan of only three to five years instead of the intended 20 years.  Flushing is a condition where the liquid asphalt migrates to the pavement surface so that sections of the road look black with a distinctive sheen.

"The concern was not only for the premature deterioration of the asphalt, but also the potential reduction of surface friction that could be a road safety concern," says Van Buren.

In December, the affected sections of Bath Road were ground in preparation for the upcoming replacement of the surface asphalt. 

 "We have every confidence the contractor will complete the Bath Road work to their usual high standard," says Van Buren of Cruickshank, the contractor performing this work.  This company did the original work on Bath Road and has a successful track record of doing projects for the City.

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Media contact: For more information contact Cindie Ashton, Communications Officer 613-546-4291, extension 3116 . Or call the City of Kingston's media hotline at 613-546-4291, ext 2300.