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5/21/2021 - UBAS Resurfacing Begins

On Tuesday through Friday, May 25 - 28, APAC Shears of Salina will perform the City of Salina’s annual ultrathin bonded asphalt surface (UBAS) maintenance on the following streets for the City of Salina, weather permitting:

 

 

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Beloit, Lewis to Ohio

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Charles, Montrose to Phillips

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Cheyenne, Apache to Osage

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Chicago, University to Marietta

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Choctaw, Ponca to Cypress

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College, Morrison to Prescott

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Commanche, Franklin to Cypress

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Decatur, 9th to 5th

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Franklin, Commanche to Broadway

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Franklin, Sherman to 10th

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Grand, 13th to 9th

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Gypsum, Ohio to Columbia

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McAdams, Lewis to Roach

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Residential streets will be closed to traffic between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. while the work is being completed.  Motorists should avoid work zones altogether or proceed with caution for the safety of the crews performing the work.

This type of preventative maintenance is fairly new to Salina but has been used to help extend the life of many roads around the State of Kansas.  It consists of a thin, coarse aggregate hot mix over a special asphalt membrane similar to a chip seal but placed in one pass with a spray paver.  The membrane prevents water intrusion and provides a superior bond to the old asphalt.  The overlay can disperse water quickly off the surface, which reduces roadway spray from vehicles and provides greater visibility and traction in wet weather.  UBAS has performed well for other cities and provides a good friction surface in wet weather.  UBAS can be installed quickly, and asserts a longer life-span (8-10 years) than micro-surfacing (6-7 years).

The $725,000 project is a major part of the City of Salina’s $4.7 million 2021 maintenance capital improvement program.