Montrose – Road work ahead

The Village of Montrose will begin repair damaged roads with a durable asphalt seal (micropaving) and will be completed by early September.

Minimal traffic in Montrose created an easy solution for road repairs in the community this year.

The Village of Montrose carried a motion to repair damaged roads in the community with a durable asphalt seal (micropaving) for $30,000. It will cost roughly $10,000 to prep the construction sites once they have been determined.

“It’s got a polymer additive in it and there’s more oil so if you have a road with bumps and cracks in it, they’ll show right through,” explained Kevin Chartres chief administrative officer for the village at its regular council meeting on Tuesday night. “It’s not going to look like a brand new road.”

Three possible areas are being assessed for road maintenance including 5th Street to 9th Ave South to 7th Ave; 10th Ave to 2nd Street to 3rd Street; and 8th Ave to 2nd Street to 3rd Street. However the bus route is not a candidate for this project because micropaving is not suitable for roads that “need to be rebuilt.”

The village expects to determine which location to procure and will use a $30,000 model as a template for a pilot project to determine whether it could be used on larger road maintenance projects next year.

The village expects road repairs to be completed at the end of August or early September.

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